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Brian and Toby: A same-sex couple’s wedding story

Sunday, June 8, 2014
In this Jan. 1, 2013 photo, Toby Sowers, right, hugs Brian Rubin as they pose for a photo during a New Year's party in New York. In the late 1990s, Brian said his father was dismayed to learn that his son was gay. Now, he enthusiastically hosted a dinner for members of the wedding's inner circle.
From their first date, it took Brian Rubin and Toby Sowers only days to fall in love and barely seven months to get engaged. Then the pace of their love story slowed. They spent 20 more months planning their wedding, a three-day flurry of celebrations and ceremonies in New York [...]

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After 50 years together, Illinois marriage plaintiffs exchange vows

Monday, June 2, 2014
Jim Darby (left) and Patrick Bova
CHICAGO -- Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, lead plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in Illinois, were married Monday after more than 50 years together. Among those attending the wedding at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art was Gov. Pat Quinn. [...]

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Jodie Foster weds actress, photographer Alexandra Hedison

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Jodie Foster is a married woman. The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster's publicist confirmed Wednesday. Jennifer Allen offered no other details. [...]

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Olympian Tom Daley’s mystery man: Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley
LONDON — British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who revealed publicly for the first time on Monday that he is in a relationship with another man, is dating LGBT activist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, according to E! News, and confirmed by sources to LGBTQ Nation. [...]

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West Point in N.Y. hosts first same-sex wedding between two men

Friday, November 1, 2013
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WEST POINT, N.Y. -- TTwo West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy's first wedding between two men. [...]

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For all these reasons and for every season… equality matters: ‘Bridegroom’

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone
The year was 2005. It was a modern twist to the age-old fairy tales: boy meets boy and they fall in love. But unlike the fairy tales of old, this story had a very tragic ending... [...]

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Sailor proposes to his boyfriend at Navy homecoming celebration

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Kristina Young, U.S. NavyIn this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerrel Revel, left, proposes to his boyfriend Dylan Kirchner during the homecoming of the USS New Mexico at the submarine base in Groton, Conn., after the ship's inaugural six-month deployment.
GROTON, Conn. -- A Navy sailor returning from a six-month deployment emerged from his submarine, dropped to one knee and proposed to his boyfriend during the homecoming celebration in Connecticut for USS New Mexico. [...]

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Supreme Court ruling a boon for gay couples with foreign spouse

Friday, June 28, 2013
Courtesy: Catriona Dowling, via APFrom left: Mardoche, Cathy Davis, Cian, Angelina, and Catriona Dowling in Boulder, Colo. After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Dowling was told her Irish spouse Cathy Davis would have been given a green card if she were a man.
After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Catriona Dowling was told her Irish spouse would have been given a green card — if she were a man. [...]

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Texas man, separated by family from partner of 34 years, hopes for reunion

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Jim Heath (left) and Lon Watts, in a 2011 photo taken a Heath's nursing home.Courtesy Lon Watts
STROUD, Okla. -- A Texas man is speaking out after being separated since 2011 from his partner of more than three decades, in hopes that other gay couples will learn from his ordeal and take the legal steps necessary to prevent hostile interference from others. [...]

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Clinton and Callum’s special day: ‘Love conquers all’ (Video)

Sunday, April 21, 2013
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On November 16, 2012, Australians Clinton Bryan and Callum Mathieson were married in Sydney. While they know that technically they did not get "married," because same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Australia, their special day was treated as such by a supportive network of family and friends. [...]

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