We just got back from San Francisco where we were married last week. Maybe some day gay couples won't have to travel 1,000 miles to get married, and their commitment of love will be recognized by society. There will be no need to use code - my friend, my roommate - at the office, with neighbors, or with family when speaking about the person with whom you live your life.
I didn't really think that it would feel different after getting married, espeically since we had a commitment ceremony two years ago. In reality, though, after the "I do" was said, it just felt right. We're back home now, and like all other married couples, we're taking care of the cats, going to work, paying the bills, mowing the lawn, donating to charity, making dinner, doing the laundry, going to movies, and taking care of each other.