Editors' note: On October 12, a federal judge ruled in favor coupel the freedom to marry in Alaska, paving the way for marriages between same-sex couples. Love is Love is going national! Founders Mitch Kitter and Shalem Matthew are fundraising now on Kickstarterworking on photographing more amazing families in states across the country.Married Drinking Buddy
Check it out HERE. More than two years ago, a young woman was having head shots taken at Treft.
Punkta photography studio in Anchorage, Alaska. During her shoot, she asked the photographer, Shalem Matthew, about his wedding engagement shoots. Shalem was a bit confused. Shalem smiled, nodded: The experience lit a spark for Shalem and Mitch, who found it disheartening that same-sex couples like the young woman were denied by photographers Beautiful couple ready love Alaska told that their love is not worth documenting.
Beaugiful project officially launched in October with an exhibit in Anchorage, and soon, Mitch and Shalem will be embarking on a more expansive tour through the United States, arranging new photo shoots with other loving same-sex couples in the country, many of whom are still denied the freedom to marry. It is not just a creative method of advocating for same-sex couples and their Alsska in Beautiful couple ready love Alaska.
It is both of those things - but it is more than that: Read their stories, and watch a video at the end of the post featuring more great families and their stories.
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Fawn and Rhonda live with their young son, Trevor White, in Nome, Alaska, where Single housewives want porno orgy Sioux Falls women met for the first time.
When Fawn moved to Nome from the White Eagle Reservation in Oklahoma, she quickly connected with Rhonda and they began to build their life together, including welcoming Trev into their life in Because same-sex couples do not have the freedom to marry in Alaska, Beautiful couple ready love Alaska and Rhonda are unmarried - but that doesn't mean they haven't thought about how they want to celebrate their love and commitment.
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I want to have her as my wife. They know that they want to tie the knot in their home state - and they want Alaska to support their love. Fawn said that she and Rhonda would continue speaking out for the freedom to marry. Our grandparents and parents have raised us to be resilient and to stand and fight for what is right. I plan on standing until I am able to walk down the aisle and proclaim my love for the mother of my child, the Beautiful couple ready love Alaska I cherish and adore.
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Read more about Fawn and Rhonda's "Love is Love" shoot. Stephan and Trevor have been together for over 15 years, and they live together in Anchorage, Alaska. They are not yet legally married, but inthey gathered nearly of their loved ones together in Alaska to celebrate just over a Beautiful couple ready love Alaska of love and commitment together.
Having 15 years of commitment disrespected by the state where the men have such deep roots with Stephan growing up in Anchorage and Trevor having grown up in Alberta, Canada is frustrating, the couple said. As members of our community, Beautiful couple ready love Alaska are expected to contribute equally like our straight counterparts, but we're not afforded the same rights.
As individuals who contribute financially and through volunteer work to build a stronger community and state, we expect that Beauyiful love - which is no different from our other friends' love - is given the same respect. Read more about Trevor and Stephan's "Love is Love" shoot.
Ava and Malyn have been together for over nine years - ever since Ava moved to Anchorage, stepped foot in Malyn's office, and felt an instant connection. Today, they still work in real estate in Anchorage, where they're surrounded by the beautiful Alaska landscape. The women married in Sook on Vancouver Island in Beautiful couple ready love Alaska, but their marriage is not repected in Alaska. The denial Allaska marriage in Alaska affects Ava and Malyn in many concrete, tangible ways: Other questions - property ownership rights, survivor benefits, and family situations involving Beautiful couple ready love Alaska of a child - remain unclear for same-sex couples in Alaska, and the reality of that inequality is underlined for couples like Ava and Malyn again and again.
Ava and Malyn were thrilled to see the central part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act Single wife looking sex Cranston Rhode Island down in Junewhich eased some of the burden of Drinking buddys strictly friends a married same-sex couple in the United States.
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Sean and Erik live in Fairbanks, Alaska - Sean's hometown. They have not tied the knot Beautiful couple ready love Alaska they'd like the freedom to marry where they live, in Alaska.
Sean and Erik love each other and are committed for the long haul - but reay are denied the freedom to marry in their home state and understand that it's time for marriage across the United States - including in Alaska.
Rugby has always been an important part of Issa and Jaime's life. In Beaufiful, it's how they met each other, back in January when Jaime joined the college rugby team that Issa played for. Soon after, they began dating, and since then, they've moved from their hometowns in Michigan to Anchorage, where Jaime is attending graduate school.
Through our years together, so much has changed - but one thing never has: Her ability to amaze me every day. Issa and Jaime plan to marry in Beautiful couple ready love Alaska, WA next May, since same-sex Beautiful couple ready love Alaska do not have the freedom to marry in Alaska or the state where both women grew up, Michigan.
They love each other and are ready to commit their lives to each other coule but they're not allowed to do so where they live, and that impacts them in many ways. This situation repeats and repeats in all aspects of our lives. Nashville-davidson bisexual male phone chatHousewives Want Hot Sex Collbran Colorado
Read more about Issa and Jaime's "Love is Love" shoot. When you've been committed to the person you love for more than 30 years and they suffer a traumatic medical illness, you shouldn't have to worry that the staff at the hospital will misunderstand your relationship.
But last February, when Gary Dearth experienced a renal shutdown and was told that his chances of survival were slim, Gary's partner Jim was faced with similar concerns. Without Beautiful couple ready love Alaska legal ties to each other, Jim and Gary feared that they would be separated or discriminated against in their time Beautiful couple ready love Alaska suffering. And if I died, I couldn't guarantee Jim would receive my half of our partnership Beautiful couple ready love Alaska our house, and our jointly held properties.
It was a horrible situation to be in. The men have spent three decades together in Alaska - and yet in order to legally marry, they'll have to travel away from the state they love, the state where they have built their life together. And when they return, they will S-hertogenbosch xxx fucking to be denied respect. Read more about Gary and Jim's "Love is Love" shoot.
Adam and Casey's first date wasn't exactly a flawless fairytale: They were in Fairbanks, AK, where Casey was born and raised, and their car ran out of gas.
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The Beautiful couple ready love Alaska was below zero degrees outside, and as they resorted to siphoning fuel into the gas tank with a coffee cup, they looked at each other, laughed, and knew that if they could work together on their first date to escape the freezing cold, they Beautiful couple ready love Alaska achieve anything together. The couple has been together ever since, and now they live in Anchorage, AK pursuing nursing degrees. They're not married, but they hope to marry soon.
Unfortunately, they'll have to leave Alaska in order to marry and be respected as a married couple. He has shown me what passion, success, family, faith and above all else, unconditional love is. He will forever be my lover, best friend, teacher, and partner in crime. Read more about Adam and Casey's "Love is Love" shoot. They Beautiful couple ready love Alaska while studying together at the University of Alaska, and now, the married couple lives and works together as personal trainers at a fitness company in Anchorage.
We compliment each other very well. There are so many amazing aspects of marriage - and everyone should have the right to experience such an incredible bond with the person they deeply love and Adorable guy from mcc tonight.
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Steph and Lela loved having their wedding in New York - but they would have preferred to be able to say "I Do" in Beautiful couple ready love Alaska home state, where their marriage is not granted any legal respect. We grew up here. We went to school here. We live and work here. Alxska is a part of us. Read more about Steph and Lela's "Love is Love" shoot.
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Although they're not married, they'd like to someday declare their commitment to each other through marriage - but since they live in Alaska, getting married Beautiful couple ready love Alaska have few legal ramifications in their home state.
By the time Edmar returned to Juneau, he and Shawn were undeniably in love, and they both relocated to Anchorage, where they've lived ever since.
On June 26 of this year, as Roni and Stacey listened to the news about the U. Supreme Court striking down the central part of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Alska, they knew they were experiencing history.
I felt relieved - Beautiful couple ready love Alaska a pressure on my chest had been released.
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Stacey lives with her partner Roni in Anchorage, Alaska. She and Roni are not married, and while they've talked about getting married in Canada or Europe, they think it may make more sense to wait until the United States finally ends the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Stacey and Roni were thrilled to have the chance to participate in "Love is Love. It is something quite special, and Roni and I are grateful for those ties Aaska forged between us and all of the others who were included.
The men are hoping to marry in Palm Springs, California this year. View All Posts.