Adler's lawyer mom Cynthia and sister Amy, an NYU law professor, have shepherded the process along. "They've been incredibly supportive and kept an eye out on what was going on [with legalizing gay marriage], and they said, 'Oh, you guys should get married in California.' So it was them that sort of prompted us," Doonan said.
The happy event is planned for September, but don't start thinking about the perfect gift: "We have enough tchotchkes at home for one lifetime," says Doonan. Perhaps guests could bring presents for Liberace, their devoted terrier, instead?