Couple’s ‘purposeful wedding’ acknowledges battle for same-sex marriage

Gay wedding profile: Jamie McGonnigal and Sean Carlson

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Before the end of June, the Supreme Court will likely issue rulings on two landmark same-sex marriage cases. In one, United States v. Windsor, the court could determine whether the federal Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitutional rights of same-sex couples. The other, Hollingsworth v. Perry, tackles Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage that voters narrowly passed in 2008. Ahead of the decisions, Yahoo News asked same-sex couples who married since the arguments ended to share stories and photos from their wedding and how they feel as the rulings loom. Featured in this slideshow are Sean Carlson and Jamie McGonnigal, who married in May in Massachusetts. —Tim Skillern

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