Marriage Matters Blog

September 21, 2012

WATCH: Groundbreaking educational broadcast ads in ME, MN and WA

People across Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington state are having conversations about why marriage matters, inspired by the courageous personal stories featured in a groundbreaking set of new educational broadcast ads. Check out the videos from each of the three states! Read More »

June 15, 2012

“Marriage is work. Sometimes it’s hard work, but it’s also good work. It’s more than worth the work.

The Oregonian profiles a long-time lesbian couple. Read More »

September 27, 2011

Tobi, Karen, and Edie

“We call ourselves the gay Cleavers,” say Tobi and Karen. “If you look at any traditional American family, we’re it – except our daughter has two moms. We both work; we love each other and our daughter. All we want is to be recognized as a family.”  Read More »

August 8, 2011

Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker—Highlighting the Divine in Our World

In this profile, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker talks about why she views the freedom to marry "as an expansion of joy." Read More »

July 25, 2011

Watch: Phyllis and Connie get married

July 24, 2011 was the first day same-sex couples could legally marry in New York. Meet Phyllis Siegel, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85, the first couple to marry in New York City. Read More »

July 25, 2011

Rev. John Buehren—A Prophetic Calling

Rev. John Buehrens, a Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about why the freedom to marry matters to him. Read More »

March 16, 2011

The heart of the matter

A straight binational couple goes through a harrowing immigration mix-up – and contemplates what would have happened if they were a gay couple instead. Read More »

March 7, 2011

A matter of life and death

The lengths a man had to go to – at the worst possible time – to prove that he and his partner of many years were indeed a family. Read More »

February 28, 2011

Finding “the one”

Just about everyone who's in a serious relationship remembers that moment – the time when they realized they had found the person they want to spend the rest of their life with. Read More »

February 22, 2011

Making their own family

Kathy Glass and Carmah Lawler have a good sense of humor about their age – and they say that sense has also helped keep them together for over 30 years. Kathy is 79 and Carmah is 82. Read More »

February 16, 2011

Widower of gay Marine shown respect by Naval Academy, thanks to marriage

Though military officials were skeptical to hear the wishes of a widower of a gay Marine, they treated him as next of kin once he sent them a copy of his marriage license. Read More »

February 4, 2011

Nothing says family like the word marriage

For Chris Williams and Juan McCoy, family definitely comes first. "As parents, we do everything the kids want to do, from tennis to basketball to just being out in the yard," says Juan.  Read More »