Gay marriage is legal but not everyone is saying "I do" to the whole idea. Some critics are opposed on religious grounds, and others voice concerns about what it means for the very institution of marriage, and the impact on children and society at large.
In this hour, we're taking it all in: the celebrations, legal questions, and lingering social impact of gay marriage in America.
Fred Thys, WBUR reporter covering the gay marriage story
Jonathan Rauch, author of "Gay Marriage: Why it is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America"
Maggie Gallagher, president, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, syndicated columnist
Annette Pleau, maried her partner, Amy Whitehead today
Lisa Coutier, attorney at Burns and Levinson, advises same-sex couples on their legal rights, past co-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Bar Association
Bill Schneider, political consultant for CNN
This program aired on May 17, 2004.