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Loving and Living the Questions

Loving and Living the Questions

Never before has the legal case for nationwide marriage equality seemed stronger than at the recent Federal Court of Appeal’s argument in the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage cases. For nearly…

Life’s Crossroads

Life’s Crossroads

Summers in San Francisco can be foggy and grey, particularly along the waterfront. So it was a special treat to have the morning fog lift as I was driving with…

Is Marriage Antiquated?

Is Marriage Antiquated?

As I was growing up, my mother worked at the corporate headquarters of Budget Rent-A-Car. The President of the company was Julius Lederer. I mention this because as a bar…

Interview with Rev. Rachel Rivers, Swedenborgian Minister and Wedding Officient

Interview with Rev. Rachel Rivers,  Swedenborgian Minister and Wedding Officient

(Editor’s Note: Reverend Elizabeth River recently interviewed Reverend Rachel Rivers—no relation!—for the SF Bay Times. Still waters run deep here, as both women are experienced, thoughtful officiants who are passionate…

Taking On Conversion Therapy in Texas

Taking On Conversion Therapy in Texas

When Ryan Kendall, a young gay man living in Denver, heard the news back in 2008 that the Califor­nia Supreme Court had ruled in fa­vor of the freedom to marry,…

Getting to “I DO”: Sharing Stories to Change Hearts and Minds

Getting to “I DO”: Sharing Stories to Change Hearts and Minds

Over the course of the marriage equality movement, one key thing we’ve learned in state after state is that sharing our stories with others is critical. The single most powerful…

Dressing Up Your Ceremony

Dressing Up Your Ceremony

If you are the romantic type, you will want to have poems, quotations, song lyrics, and the like in your ceremony. Of course, your own writing would be fabulous! But,…

Budgeting, and an Invitation to a Weddings Workshop Brunch

Budgeting, and an Invitation to a Weddings Workshop Brunch

Budgeting is one of the most dreaded wedding subjects. Post tax time, it can be all the more stressful for many couples. Money itself is often a sensitive subject, but…

Wedding Party Etiquette

Wedding Party Etiquette

It takes the combined effort of a great team of people to put on a flawless wedding production, and we sometimes forget to acknowledge that the couple getting married needs…

The Guest List Dilemma

The Guest List Dilemma

Weddings are stressful enough without having to worry about how to handle your guest list. That goes for any bride, but for my same sex couples, the guest list can…

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