Equality Matters to Real People: Our Stories

Betsy Archer
Northampton, MA

My partner and I celebrated our first year of legal marriage on May 21 after over eight years of being together. Not much has changed for us, except we filed jointly on our Massachusetts taxes this year. Something so...

Steve Warren
Worcester, MA

After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in November of 2003 my partner Bob and I decided, after being together 24 years, to finally get married.

While waiting for May 17th 2004 to arrive we went...

Ailsa Wu
Arlington, MA

Marriage equality means ...

... taking a step toward acceptance of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transexuals.

... feeling more grown-up.

... knowing exactly when to celebrate our anniversary (as...

Helen Harrison
Easthampton, MA

Having grown up a child of divorce, and as a person with a very pro-gay stance and an unconventional streak, I was skeptical of marriage. I was not skeptical of having a life-partner - I knew I wanted that. And I had...

Daniel Gadish
Boston, MA

Sometime in 1978 I met a friend to go see Fellini's "8 1/2" at an art house cinema.

With him was a guy who introduced himself as Shai. Shai and I have been together since soon thereafter.

Although we don't...