But the not 'F bomb' gays are accustomed to hearing.
Opponents of Amendment One, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, say their campaign is “winnable,” but they need people around the country to focus on the May 8 vote.
With the vote just around the corner, the final arguments and fundraising pitches are starting to be made by both sides.
A new study this month reports that many opponents of marriage equality believe their marriage will be unaffected by same-sex weddings. It's other people's marriages they're worried about.
“I’m very disappointed with the actions of the legislature — and I’m hopeful that they will not be successful,” the New Hampshire senator (pictured left) said of a push to repeal marriage equality in her state.
Denver-based photographers and marriage equality supporters Jessica Bergthold and Kristy Rowe journeyed to New York to document some of the first same-sex ceremonies in that state. In a series of photo albums, they share stories of the couples they met.