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    Tips on Selecting Engagement Rings

    Tips on Selecting Engagement Rings

    (Editor’s Note: The “Bay Times” welcomes wedding and event coordinator Chanda Monique Eddens as a new columnist. In “Elements of Style,” Chanda will share helpful advice concerning all aspects of…

    Interview with Rabbi Miriam Senturia

    Interview with Rabbi Miriam Senturia

    It is a delightful coincidence that in the last issue of the Bay Times, Howard Steiermann shared how he goes about creating a wedding. I had just interviewed my dear…

    My Dad, An Intrepid Love Warrior

    My Dad, An Intrepid Love Warrior

    My 89-year-old dad passed away last week. He was a marvelous person – and an intrepid love warrior throughout his life. When I was born in 1958, my dad told…

    Your First “Date” With Your Officiant

    Your First “Date” With Your Officiant

    This coming weekend I’m going to be at Gay Vanity Fair, which will be a huge LGBT wedding expo. It will be at a fancy venue with lots of top-notch…

    The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

    The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

    Next week marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” in which 4,037 same-sex couples married at San Francisco City Hall from February 12 to…

    Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

    Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

    Bay Times Exclusive On New Year’s Day, Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots became real-life wedding cake toppers by marrying atop a cake-shaped float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.…

    Love Is a Verb

    Love Is a Verb

    A few years ago, two dear friends asked me to celebrate their renewal of vows ceremony. I am including part of the homily here. For couples reading this, I hope…

    Keep On Keepin’ On for Marriage Equality

    Keep On Keepin’ On for Marriage Equality

    One year ago, I described the 2012 election as the turning point in the struggle for marriage equality, as three states won or protected the freedom to marry at the…

    In-Lawful Marriage

    In-Lawful Marriage

    When Jeff and I married this past September, we expected that we would recognize a difference in our lives and in our relationship after tying the knot. There are tangible…

    Multiple Marriages, Same Spouse!

    Multiple Marriages, Same Spouse!

    If someone says they’ve been married more than once, in mainstream US culture the listener would assume the speaker got married, divorced, and then married someone else. Sure, there have…