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Marrying into history

One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Married."
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 04, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Trouble calling

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I'm a 27-year-old woman who has been happily married for two-and-a-half years. Before I got involved with my husband, I went with a guy we'll call "Joe." We went together for only a short while. It was not what I would consider a "serious" relationship.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 16, 2009

The rain in Maine

Gay Marriage Ratified — and Jilted
If you're planning a trip to Vacationland this summer, be sure to bring your galoshes — the "gay storm" that's been satirized all over the Internet rolled into Maine last week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 13, 2009
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After the battle

Where will same-sex marriage be in 2010?
In a fast-moving and historic couple of days in Augusta (pity they don't move so fast on other important issues), the Maine Legislature last week approved same-sex marriage, and Governor John Baldacci ended weeks of speculation about what he would do by signing it that very day.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 13, 2009

Do it like we used to do

Traditional marriage and values
There's a lot to be said for what opponents of same-sex nuptials call "traditional marriage."
By AL DIAMON  |  May 06, 2009

Queer eye for the Hawkeyes

Gay marriage takes first steps in Iowa
This past Monday, as Iowa prepared to officially issue marriage licenses to gay applicants, both law-enforcement and state gay groups prepared for vocal, even violent opposition in America's heartland.
By BEN FORNELL  |  April 29, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Uncomfortable?

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I am a 26 -year-old male who is newly married (seven months). I am curious about threesomes as well as swinging.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 15, 2009

Same-sex marriage

Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

Legislative battle takes shape

Gay marriage
The list of Maine's gay-marriage bill co-sponsors — i.e. , those legislators lending the most robust support to the measure — was released last Thursday afternoon.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2009

Grand union

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
I have been together with a man for 14 years. We have a strong, stable relationship, a seven-year-old son who we adore, and everything is just fine except for the fact that his family has been constantly (and increasingly) pressuring us to "make it legal."
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 12, 2008

Love and politics

Boleros for the Disenchanted ; November ; Martha Mitchell Calling
In Boleros for the Disenchanted , Puerto Rican–born José Rivera looks beyond the fairy dust and sexual spark to probe the full meaning of “till death do us part.”  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 21, 2008

Biz-school widows lament

It’s hard to become a full member of the club when you’re an academic ‘other’
Some, these days, would have harsh words for the culture of business schools, as if, perhaps, B-school grads were just a teensy bit responsible for, like, the collapse of the whole fucking world.  

Eyes for others

Dr. Lovemonkey
If your husband denies checking out other women, it might be time for you to blatantly check out other men while in his presence.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 13, 2008

Getting hitched

‘Wedded Bliss’ at the Peabody Essex Museum
It's a show that stretches from va-va-voom to the solemn roots of marriage in our culture. And maybe says a bit about — if I dare be so grand — the magical, irresistible force of love.
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008

Confessions of an editor

DeWitt Henry's candid new collection of essays meditates on manhood
There’s a quiet courage in these essays, and a revelatory sense of the continuing challenge of pressing on.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 20, 2008

California matters

Massachusetts may have had gay marriage first, but California changes everything. Are Obama and Clinton listening?
For four years, and 10,000 same-sex nuptials, Massachusetts has had a monopoly on gay marriage in the United States.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 21, 2008


Jhumpa Lahiri tends her garden
Jhumpa Lahiri won a Pulitzer Prize with her first collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies .
By ED SIEGEL  |  April 22, 2008

Nice day for a white wedding

‘Wedded Bliss’ at the Peabody Essex, Toys and Games at the Revolving Museum, and Chad Walker at Space 242
In the song, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, but who knows what that’s supposed to mean.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 15, 2008

Married Life

The world of half-baked ideas
Maybe Sam Mendes’s upcoming adaptation of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road will offer a more genuine look at the moral and cultural battleground of this period.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2008

Naughty by nature

Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008

Feathered, not fun

Dr. Lovemonkey
My mother passed away last summer, and she left me her parrot, Chuckles.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 28, 2007

Born again

James McAvoy and Atonement
Four years ago, Scottish actor James McAvoy starred in an adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic Children of Dune for the Sci-Fi channel.
By COLE HADDON  |  December 05, 2007

Deep thinking

Peter Thomson’s cleansing journey
Lake Baikal fills a fracture in the surface of Siberia that’s 25 million years old, 395 miles long, and a mile deep.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  November 19, 2007

Bumpy roads

Dr. Lovemonkey
I’m afraid that this will go badly if I tell him about the divorce.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 14, 2007

Celibate at Harvard

Can true love ever replace campus hook-ups?
A year ago, a conservative revolution was born in the throbbing heart of liberal Cambridge: a True Love Revolution (TLR), that is.
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 25, 2007

Feeling forgotten

Dr. Lovemonkey
I have been married for many years and feel very alone and depressed at times, because my husband is hardly ever home.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 25, 2007

Trying to put a price on this failed marriage is absurd

Get over it
Leroy Greer’s lawyer, Kennitra Foote, says that her client’s attempt to “say it with flowers” is going to cost him $300,000. 
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 22, 2007

Breach of trust

Dr. Lovemonkey
My husband came home from a business trip and told me that he had “lost his head,” drank too much, and spent the night with a female colleague.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 07, 2007

Temporary darkness

Bramhall square
In this world of competing energies and lights, we can forget that the most rewarding things are the simplest.
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  April 25, 2007

Advocates cite concern on bill for civil unions

Equal Rights
In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day, leaders of Rhode Island’s same-sex marriage movement are concerned that new legislation could prevent the eventual granting of full marriage rights for gays and lesbians.
By PETER IAN ASEN  |  February 14, 2007

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