There Is A Difference… by Meg Keene Ok, this is the part of the blog you’ve been waiting for for the last 1.5 years. The part where I ask you, “Did you watch Oprah on Monday? No, seriously, DID YOU WATCH OPRAH ON MONDAY?” Because if you didn’t you must. Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi were on, and Portia gave the most eloquent, emotional, and wise argument I’ve ever heard for marraige equality. Since I can remember, and at least since the seventh grade when I did my term paper on gay rights (yes, yes, yes, it’s true) my gut level reaction has been, “Well of course gay people should be able to get married, because it’s discriminatory not to let them. It’s wrong and unfair.” But Portia made a far more elegant and nuanced argument, a wiser argument, and one that I don’t think would have hit me in the heart the way it did before our own wedding. You can, and must, watch the whole clip on the Huffington Post, and then you can go watch bit from their wedding here (which made me weepy) but here a bit of the wisdom: “She’s my wife, I get to say that she’s my wife and that’s just the way it is,” said Portia. “Anybody who’s married knows there is a difference,” said Ellen. “It feels like you’re home. There’s an anchor, there’s a safety. I’m going to be with her until the day I die and I know that.” Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.