New York Times

Free to Marry, and Not Bound by Rites

By Steven Petrow. Audrey Bilger, a professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College and an editor of “Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage,” said that gays and lesbians “grow up with the same movies, go to the same rituals as straight people, and when we want to commit to one another it’s not surprising that we would choose the same forms.” “We’re claiming the right to equal citizenship — to dream the same dream as straight people,” she said. “That’s a big deal.”