Welcome to a special weddings edition of Ask a Homo, Outward’s no-judgement answer service for all your questions on LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. This week J. Bryan Lowder catches a bouquet of nuptial queries, ranging from what to expect in a same-sex ceremony to the mystery of why, even in an age of increasing marriage equality, some gay couples still insist on eschewing the aisle altogether.
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