I proposed on July 7, 2009. We're still a year and a half away from a wedding. Why such a long engagement?
- We're young. We met in college, and I proposed right before starting my senior year.
- We're broke. My lady has a fabulous job, and I have been financial dead weight. I graduate with my Master's Degree in two weeks, at which point I will (hopefully) become more useful.
- We're gay. We stalled long enough that marriage equality passed in nearby D.C., and was voted down in Maryland, where we live. But we're winning, slowly but surely - the longer we wait, the better our chances are of being legally married during our ceremony.
To bring everyone fully up to speed: