[Updated on June 25th, 2011]
Last night New York voted to legalize same-sex marriage and thirty days from now you may find yourself receiving an invitation to your son and his fiance's wedding or to the nuptials of two lesbians, whether friends or co-workers. Like many others - straight and gay -- you'll realize that you're now entering an unmapped twilight zone since many of the "rules" for same-sex weddings have yet to be determined.
Not surprisingly, there are gay couples who find that old-school, straight wedding traditions serve them remarkably well in their ceremonies and celebrations: formal invitations, engagement parties, gift registries, and frothy white dresses alongside or well-tailored black tuxedos. Except that "We'll take two, please!"
Still, for many in the gay community, a very strong spirit of invention is at play as we create new roles and rites, not only for ourselves, but for all those in attendance. The good news is that it's up to each couple toRead More »from Straight Talk: New York Makes It Six! -- The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Same-Sex Weddings