Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME
For the cover of this week’s issue, TIME invited same-sex couples in California and New York to share some intimate moments for photographer Peter Hapak.
Elaine Harley, 43, graphic designer & Mignon R. Moore, 42, professor at UCLA Together for 11 years, married in New York City in March 2012, live in Los Angeles.
Mignon (right): “As we recited our wedding vows I got chills. Standing before family and friends vowing our intention to be united together and to create a lifelong bond was very special and meaningful.”
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