Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Half Siblings Married

Michelle in the US spoke up at

I met my half brother via the internet in late 2009. It was an instant connection just like I've read from many others. We met in person the summer of 2010. I moved out of state in a matter of weeks to live with him. We married recently with no trouble, thanks in part to me not having a father listed on my birth certificate and not being in contact with the majority of our family. We are both pushing 40 and no plans for children. We don't have family support but do have a few close friends who accept us. We know what our sacrifices are and are willing to live with them. We love each other more every day and would do anything for the other. There is so much more to this story but I won't bore you with the details. I just wanted to say that I'm a firm believer in the possibility of making this work. For us it's almost effortless.

Congratulations to Michelle and her husband. Most states, if not all, would invalidate their marriage retroactively, and most of those would prosecute them should they be outed. This is unfortunate. They are a happy couple living as spouses. They shouldn’t have to hide, and others should be able to marry as they have.


Congrats!! You are living my dream!!


So happy for you! If my HB and I were both single, we would get married too. My birth farther isn't listed on my birth certificate and his step father abopted him at 16. So we know we could do it. But we are both married and have decided that there would be too much collateral damage. So we haven't crossed that line. Instead just dream about what it would be like.

I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. You have what I hope for.

Michelle returned to add…

It's amazing how 'right' it feels. Like our entire life was preparing us for this moment. We have a normal partnership that is, at the same time, so much more. We don't fuss over silly things, we seem to know what the other is thinking and feeling. We have some sort of strange connection, like I'll think of him and he calls. . . or he'll be thinking of what he would like for dinner and thats what I end up cooking that evening. Simple things that mean so much. The physical part is incredible. I am not a touchy feely kind of person but I can't get enough of his presence. It is truly like electric currents running through my body. And, most importantly, we put each others happiness above our own, which could be called selfish because we feel the others joy and sorrow as our own. I wouldn't change one second of our life and experiences for anything in the world.

Can anyone explain why people like Michelle and her husband should be denied the freedom to marry?
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  1. They can be legally married in Sweden, which permits marriages between half-siblings.

  2. I really love good news.
    Michelle and her loved are the example that a fine GSA relationship is possible!
    I hope their names will never get added to the long list of people struggling for GSA :(
    Do you remember osiris and isis? What a terrible way to end a relationship D:

  3. I am Michelle. I just want to update you on our situation. We have been happily married now for almost 5 years now! Everything is just as wonderful as it was in the beginning, if not more so. Our close friends and family know our situation and are supportive. Those that were against us, still are but it doesn't matter to us.

    1. So glad to hear from you, and the good news. If you haven't done so already, please contact me at fullmarriageequality at yahoo dot com


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