Arizona Says Yes to Marriage Equality
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014 19:11
Arizona Says Yes to Marriage Equality

It's official: Arizona is No. 31 for states with marriage equality!

The United States and The World Takes a Stand for Gay Rights
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014 17:39
The United States and The World Takes a Stand for Gay Rights

The world is finally changing its ways on gay rights and it’s about time.

Alaska's Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014 15:10
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A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in the state for the first time.

Marriage Equality for 11 More States
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014 17:00
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Missouri Now Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014 16:36
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Show me marriage equality (almost)!

Challie and Lina's Christmas Engagement
Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014 17:48
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City dwellers Challie and Lina's engagement photo session displays their affection for each other and Brooklyn's neighborhood of Williamsburg



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This spring, Prince William shocked the world when he married Kate Middleton without a wedding band. With his recent tour to North America, we’ve seen that still no band has shown up. No reason was ever given for why Prince William skipped the ring, but the press noted that his father, Prince Phillip, did not wear one when he wed Princess Diana, either.

Skipping the band, then, might be the latest trend for grooms. For gay couples, the concept of engagement rings can be confusing. Do both receive them? And if so, does that mean the engagement can’t be a surprise? And after the wedding, can gay men follow in the tradition and continue to wear the engagement ring with the wedding band?

Clearly, there’s a lot to think about, but ultimately it’s up to the couple. Don’t be tied down to tradition—you don’t need to declare an engagement with a band. To keep things simple, go at it Prince William style through the engagement, and save the bands for the big day.

Photo: Courtesy of the Royal Family


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