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Jamie and I met on 12/1/2001 through Yahoo Personals. She started dating another guy instead (yeah, rocky start) but less than a month later we were all sharing an apartment. In 2003 they moved out and I couldn't afford the rent myself so I moved back home with my parents. On 1/30/2004 I got my current job and over the course of the next two years, Jamie became single and we started hanging out a lot more. In 2006 we moved back in together and in 2007 we bought a house.

On Dec 21, 2008, I put a ring on her finger, but we didn't set a wedding date right away. In a form of protest for marriage equality, we agreed it would be unfair to receive the tax benefits of being married when same-sex couples could not. We were thrilled when New York State legalized same-sex marriage, but a same-sex couple still wouldn't receive tax benefits until their marriage is recognized by federal law. However, we now feel that with the momentum for marriage equality moving in the right direction, and being unable to afford our protest any longer, it is time to make our union official.

On Dec 21, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Jamie and I will be married by a Justice of the Peace at city hall in a very informal ceremony attended only by our immediate, local family.

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Woo hoo! :-) Congratulations! Sounds like it will be low-stress, which is the best way to honor your relationship, I think. :-D Hugs to you and Jamie!

Yeah, low-stress is the key. Neither of us wants to plan a wedding in any way whatsoever. Jamie was very strong just to make herself call the judge to schedule our appointment. She's so awesome. I love her. :)

Wow, Dan! I had no idea about your protest. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!

Thanks! I guess it's not a very effective protest when I barely tell anyone, huh. :) Oh well. It was more for ourselves anyway, not to actually effect change. We did that by calling our senator.

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