This article, written by a judge, is a very poignant plea for sane minds in those who'll be voting on Minnesota's marriage amendment in 2012. After presiding over a deathbed marriage of a man and woman, the judge meets a woman who would never be able to request a Minnesota judge to perform a deathbed marriage of her to her partner of 12 years, Jeanne. The judge then writes on, "Can't we get past the idea of what a married couple should look like?"
His article is so worth the read.
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/otherviews/134428683.html