[My article - still relevant]... published August 30, 2006 on the Canadian website: Equal Marriage for Same-sex Couples. -- Title: "America: A Symbol of Hypocrisy & Injustice? There is Room at the Marriage Table for All of Us"...by Bud Evans
Summary: "If marriage means "to honor and to hold…for richer or poorer…in sickness and in health…till death do us part" – then my partner-in-life and I are married, and no one on Earth can change that fact. For nearly thirty years we have endured good times and bad times together; we have shared, in equal parts, our sadness and our joyfulness; we have celebrated good health and, nursed each other in poor health.
By all reasoned virtue -- due to the mutual commitment and love we have for one another, which defines the ideal in any marriage -- we are, in every way, married." (Click to READ ARTICLE)