Jesse Greene's Articles on the Issues Around Same Sex Marriage

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For the past three years, Jesse Greene, journalist for the New York Magazine, has been focused on the insight of the relationships and lives of people in the L(esbian)G(ay)B(isexual)T(ransgender) community. In the article, From “I do” to “I’m done”, he writes about a gay couple, Kevin Muir and Sam Ritchie, who have been together since 1997. They have been in a relationship much like a normal couple would, they lived with each other, they had shared real estate, credit cards, etc. Jesse describes them as having a happy and healthy relationship after they got married on May 8th, 2004. Going into their marriage, the desire for children became more serious and they began to look into adoption. Jesse describes their journey through the …show more content…
For the past three years, Jesse Greene, journalist for the New York Magazine, has been focused on the insight of the relationships and lives of people in the L(esbian)G(ay)B(isexual)T(ransgender) community. In the article, From “I do” to “I’m done”, he writes about a gay couple, Kevin Muir and Sam Ritchie, who have been together since 1997. They have been in a relationship much like a normal couple would, they lived with each other, they had shared real estate, credit cards, etc. Jesse describes them as having a happy and healthy relationship after they got married on May 8th, 2004. Going into their marriage, the desire for children became more serious and they began to look into adoption. Jesse describes their journey through the adoption process that involved a large amount of paper work and couples therapy. It was then that they realized they have completely different views on raising a child. “Kevin’s picture was very much like the white picket fence and the house on Long Island,” (Greene) and Sam wanted to raise an “Urban” child. From then, their disagreements escalated to arguments to the point that they wanted to do not adopt nor did they want to stay together. Jesse wrote about this issue to present a new issue to same sex marriage. Since same sex marriage is still fairly new, the idea of same sex divorce has not been looked at as a present issue.
Jesse wrote other articles that were related to the one of Kevin and Sam. He takes the stories of people in the LGBT