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Heart Of Starkness

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[San Francisco, May 26. Image via Getty]

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Kerri McCoy (L) and her partner Erin Carder embrace following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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Remedios Varo

I can't imagine what it would be like to be one of the couples that is allowed to stay married. On one hand, you get to keep your marriage, but on the other, surely some of your good friends didn't think to or want to get married and now you're separated by a gaping social divide.