Getting the boy or girl of your dreams to say yes to your marriage proposal is only the first step in having the fiercest wedding in all the land. And no, I am not thinking about how crucial it is to find the perfect matching outfits or figure out how to convince Madonna to perform at your wedding.
Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples are denied the federal benefits of marriage even if they are able to legally marry in California and Massachusetts. That means that there are a lot of financial and legal issues that you and your fiance need to think about before saying "I do."
Thank goodness the legal duo of Scott N. Weston and Robert J. Nachshin of Nachshin & Weston have come to the rescue with the Top Ten Check List for Same-Sex Couples Marrying in California.