Thomas Kostura, left, and Ijpe DeKoe embrace at their Memphis, Tenn. apartment. They take lots of road trips, and each time they cross a state line they make a game of declaring "We’re married!" or "We’re not married!", depending on whether the state recognizes same-sex marriage. "I wish we could register for gifts every time we cross a state line," Kostura cracks. The same situation occurs every time DeKoe, a sergeant 1st Class in the Army Reserve, enters or leaves the Millington, Tennessee, base where he works. On base, his marriage to Kostura is recognized, but at home in Memphis, it isn’t.
Karen Pulfer Focht, AP