For Dr. Adam Brown and Dr. Steven Farmer, marriage came with a few extra challenges
When emergency physician N. Adam Brown, MD, MBA, FACEP, met Steven Farmer, MD, while the two were training as physicians, he knew he’d met the person he wanted to spend his life with. However, in the era when the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was still in effect, getting married as a gay couple—and making sure that marriage would be recognized—involved complications that heterosexual couples didn’t encounter. The two overcame those hurdles to build a life together as a two-physician couple.
Dr. Brown is currently senior vice president–mid-Atlantic at Envision Physician Services and system chief of emergency medicine at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge. Dr. Farmer is a cardiologist at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.