the line

After a lot of hemming and hawing, nervous about public exposing myself to criticism from inside and outside my community, I finally sat down and wrote out some feelings I'm having about the decision we've made for our wedding in October. I realize I've worked through some of these feelings here, but I wanted to write something that was, perhaps to some, a Teachable Moment. I'm excited to report that the post I wrote was selected for Pride Week at A Practical Wedding!

Head on over and check it out: Why We're Not Crossing the Line.

Also, hello and welcome to anyone who stumbles over here from APW!


  1. I was actually already subscribed to your blog, but I just wanted to say that I absolutely loved your APW post this morning. My wife and I live in Arkansas, where there DEFINITELY is no marriage equality, and we have dealt with a lot of similar issues. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello!

  2. "If you are on the side of love, equally and without hesitation, nothing else should matter." I almost never follow up on blog posts that I read, but your post was too good to not come over here and tell you that myself. I loved that quote (and your whole post). It was a great reminder about what all weddings are meant to celebrate. Thank you for that!

  3. Meaghan, that post was so wonderful and refreshing to read. As a fellow queer lady, it's always nice to hear that others want to get married for the sake of celebrating their love and commitment to their partner, in-front of their friends and family, regardless of the legalities.

    I, too, used to be of the It's Not Legal So What's The Damn Point mindset and have since come around to the idea that no, actually, I DO want to share a special day with all of my favorite people.

    Thank you for writing this and sharing it with us all!

    PS - that picture of y'all with the books is ADORABLE!


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