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What are the actual legal benefits of getting married?

Me and my partner are both of the same gender (male, if you really want to know), and we've been together on and off since late 2002. So that's...12 3/4 years? Something like that. Anyway, after everything we've been through, I'd be surprised if I ended up committing to anyone else, and although my personal marriage philosophy mirrors Joni Mitchell's ("we don't need no piece of paper from the city hall/keeping us tied and true, no!") the truth is that if I couldn't be by his side when he's on his death bed in the hospital, or if I got kicked out of my house by his brother or his nieces and nephews after he dies, I would absolutely lose my mind, and might actually end up hurting someone. [more inside]
posted by sam_harms on Jul 20, 2015 - 21 answers

Examples of civil rights gains that weren't subjected to a public vote

My father always said, "In America, we don't vote on civil rights." I've heard this repeated by others and I vaguely know that it's true. Recently, civil rights were afforded to same-gender couples because of the actions of the Supreme Court. What are other examples of civil rights victories that weren't a product of public voting or the will of the majority? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 27, 2015 - 14 answers

Dealing with evangelical family members

Hi wonderful ask commenters, I’m seeking advice especially from people who’ve tried to get along with religiously conservative family members. [more inside]
posted by airing nerdy laundry on Apr 2, 2015 - 51 answers

Boston Needs: 1) courthouse, 2) gamers, 3) car service

My husband and I will be in Boston the first week of November. I am coming for a conference, the husband is coming along so we can get a federal government recognized marriage. I am originally from the Boston area, but have not be back in 15 years. We have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by hworth on Oct 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Best charity for LGBT rights

What is the best charity to give to in support of LGBT rights and activism? I'm in New Mexico but am open to donating to a national organization. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Advice for camping out overnight for oral argument at the Supreme Court?

What should I know before I camp out at the Supreme Court to try to see the oral arguments in the marriage cases in late March? What should I pack? How is the line policed? [more inside]
posted by zahava on Mar 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Ally sign ideas

Help me think of a placard message for a marriage equality rally. Serious or silly! [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Nov 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Please help me educate myself on the issues that the LGBT face.

How do LGBT rights impact corporate, state, and federal policies? What are some trustworthy resources on the issues that the LGBT community and populace at large face? [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Feb 2, 2012 - 12 answers

yet another gay marriage question

A friend of mine is here on a student visa. He's got a domestic partnership in NYC with his male domestic partner, whom he's been with for about five years. Can he get married to his domestic partner somehow? In some other state? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me build a website

MrsMoonPie wants to gay marry you, too! But, she needs a website, first. [more inside]
posted by eviltiff on Aug 7, 2010 - 17 answers

What benefits do gay New Yorkers married out of state receive?

What additional rights do out of state gay marriages give for New Yorkers? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Aug 3, 2010 - 3 answers

What do Tauro's decisions actually mean in real terms?

Conlawfilter: What are the possible ultimate outcomes of the Gill and HHS rulings that just got handed down, and what are your estimates of their respective likelihoods? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon on Jul 11, 2010 - 12 answers

commitment ceremony vs. gay marriage

do canadian gays get commitment-ceremonied to each other anymore? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on May 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Finding an officiant for gay marriage in Washington D.C.

One of the steps for marrying in D.C. is to, at the time of registration, identify the name of the officiant who will perform the marriage ceremony. When and how does one find such an officiant? [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Mar 28, 2010 - 7 answers

We had the party, do we want to sign the papers?

How do we figure out the pros/cons of entering a same-sex marriage in various jurisdictions? Do we want to talk with a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon on Mar 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me gay marry!

DC gay marriage begins tomorrow! I happen to be registered to officiate weddings in DC, and I'd love to help out anyone who wants to be among the first to celebrate this wonderful development. Problem is, I don't know how to get the word out. [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Mar 1, 2010 - 57 answers

Can we marry, even though we're both straight and male?

Where gay marriage is legal, could I (a hetero male) "marry" my hetero buddy for legal/financial benefits, but we continue to date women outside the relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 64 answers

Re-enactments or transcripts of the Proposition 8 gay marriage case?

Perry v. Schwarzenegger (Challenge to Proposition 8): Do you know if anyone is doing re-enactments of the testimony? Are such re-enactments legal in this kind of case? Are court transcripts available online somewhere? [more inside]
posted by troybob on Jan 13, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I help make same-sex marriage legal?

The legalization of same-sex marriage is very important to me. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Nov 6, 2009 - 19 answers

Hey, can I Yelp your faction?

Where to find upcoming protests in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 13, 2009 - 5 answers

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Is there a good online form which will allow me to contact my NY state senators and encourage them to vote in favor of the gay marriage bill that's coming up? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Vow Renewal?

Are vow renewals sweet and romantic, or trashy attention grabs? Also: should we do it, and how? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Apr 19, 2009 - 34 answers

Iowa Products Available For Online Order?

I've decided to make a practice of spending a few hundred dollars or so @ online storefronts based in each state that legalizes gay marriage, whether by judicial or legislative action, just by way of saying thank you to its citizens. Vermont was easy; I used to live there, and online "mom and pop" storefronts are ubiquitous, a natural extension of its maple sugaring and tourism industries. But does anybody have any suggestions for Iowa-based products? Most of the storefronts I've found online seem to aggregate products from several different producers, but if possible I want to make my purchases from the producers themselves.
posted by The Confessor on Apr 8, 2009 - 14 answers

How to Propose (gay male edition)

Asking for a friend: Which guy should propose to whom? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Feb 5, 2009 - 21 answers

Will the US Supreme Court find that Proposition 8's amendment is unconstitutional?

Will the California Constitution be found to violate the US Constitution? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Nov 6, 2008 - 24 answers

Half-mast rainbow flag?

A NYT article on Prop 8 begins, "A giant rainbow-colored flag in the gay-friendly Castro neighborhood of San Francisco was flying at half-staff on Wednesday..." Where can I find that image? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Nov 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Are my gay Canadian friends married or not?

The shameful and shameless adoption of Prop 8, as discussed here, makes me wonder. What happens if a legally married gay couple from Canada moves to the US? Doesn't international law obligate us to recognize that marriage? What about a plural marriage from a muslim country that allows it?
posted by nax on Nov 5, 2008 - 13 answers

Does CA's Proposition 8 infringe on the Bill of Rights?

If California's Proposition 8 passes, would churches who do perform same-sex marriages be able to appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing that their religious rights are being infringed? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Oct 9, 2008 - 9 answers

My dog wants to change his name, too. I'm marrying him next week.

How do name changes work for same-sex marriages that are not federally recognized. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Can this friendship between a devout Mormon and a gay man be saved?

Am I really going to lose this very important friendship over politics? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Sep 21, 2008 - 64 answers

Brideless Weddings and Other Modern Problems

GayFilter: What interesting details and rites can be changed about a gay wedding and reception to make it more distinct? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Oct 30, 2007 - 22 answers

Gay marriage officiants in Ottawa?

Is there some kind of member-list for gay-marriage officiants in Ottawa? [more inside]
posted by gorgor_balabala on Jul 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Web and print resources for an anxious gay fiancée-to-be

Please point me toward resources to help me cope with my family and their responses to my impending (gay) engagement. My Google-fu seems to be failing me. There's more details on my specific situation inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 3, 2007 - 35 answers

What percent of last year's marriages were same-sex marriage?

I'd be curious to know if we have numbers on what percent of marriages for, say, last year (the actual span isn't super important, as long as its recent or can be combined with recent to show trends), were same-sex marriages. Worldwide, for a specific state/province, for a specific country, all of the above, whatever. I'm easy. I'll take what I can get. :-)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Feb 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Single minded political activism

Political Activism Question: I want to oppose the marriage amendment. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jun 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Help bring hubby home

ImmigrationFilter: my good friend is in a serious same-sex romantic relationship with a Bolivian man. They've been a couple for several years, and they would marry if it was possible. They would like to live together as a couple in the US. If they were heterosexuals, they would have wed by now. Since gay marriage isn't exactly recognized by the feds/Immigration & Customs Enforcement, can you help these lovebirds make their nest? [more inside]
posted by evariste on Feb 7, 2006 - 15 answers

Could a gay person from the US seek asylum?

This got me to thinking: Could a gay person/couple from the US seek asylum in another country (Canada, Sweden, etc) due to persecution/lack of civil liberties/some other reason?
posted by j on Dec 9, 2004 - 13 answers

Moral Calculus.

EthicsFilter: Do you support making what you feel is an unjust law or policy more equitable? [MI] [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Nov 7, 2004 - 10 answers

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