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The Life-Changing Experience of Love

by Janine Boylan on June 27, 2013

wedding rings as a symbol of marriage equality

© iStockphoto

Picturing Marriage Equality

Through the ages, many wise words have been spoken of love and marriage.

Love is a promise;

love is a souvenir,

once given never forgotten,

never let it disappear.

—John Lennon

San Francisco wedding, showing the life-changing experience of marriage

United for life
© Nathaniel Brewer

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

—Henry David Thoreau

Steven and Charles, showing the life-changing event of marriage

Steven Beaulieu & Charles Lafond
© Ryan Clarke

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

—Francois Mauriac 

Happy couple, showing the life-changing experience of marriage

Family fun
© Nicole Hein

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

—Lao Tzu

women displaying their rings, showing the life-changing experience of marriage

Let love reign
© Catalina Kulczar-Marin

When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

—Elizabeth Bowen

Michael and Terrence, showing the life-changing experience of marriage

Michael and Terrence Sheppherd with their daughter Madison
© Sam Verkaik

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.


Virginia family, showing the life-changing experience of marriage

Nicole’s family
© Annie Riker

DOMA [The Defense of Marriage Act] instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including their own children, that their marriage is less worthy than the marriages of others. The federal statute is invalid, …the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.

-Justice Kennedy

Poster celebrating the life-changing experience of marriage

Poster created to mark the day the Supreme Court heard arguments in favor of,
and against, marriage equality.
© Joel MaHarry

Oh, I see the life-changing power of love and marriage!

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