Andrew Sullivan points out:
Yes, there are some contracts that can be drawn up to provide more protection than Conrad is getting. But in states which have passed marriage and civil union bans for gay couples, those protections are vulnerable to legal challenge from other kin.Speaking of marriage, here's a new Legal Eagle Wedding Watch.
And speaking further of marriage, my husband and I are off to celebrate our one-year-anniversary! Fortunately, Alabama repealed its constitutional ban on miscegenation in 2000, so we don't have to fret about that. (On the other hand, we do have to pack our own bottle of champagne because our destination is a dry county.)