Equality Matters to Real People: Our Stories

George Smart
Marshfield, MA

My husband, Bruce Bell and I were married on July 10, 2004.

It was a simple ceremony with a Justice of the Peace and 60 members of our family and friends.

Bruce's 86 year old mother was present as was my 82...

Barbara Wilson
Salisbury, MA

Ruth and I were married last summer on June 25, 2004.

This summer we had a BBQ in our back yard. Many of our friends who attended our reception attended the BBQ.

During the party we were discussing many of...

David Horst
Malden, MA

Letter to the Malden Observer

Published May 27, 2005

Marriage, By Definition, is About Love

Susan Haines

I never thought much about getting married before. I knew I'd heard significant other people throughout my life say different (and not usually favorable) things about marriage, but I felt it didn't really have much to do...

Kathy Burkly
Nashville, TN

My two best friends got married last Summer - - I have known them both for almost 30 years, and I was so happy that they could join together legally, to formalize what they have been for a long time - - a couple. One is a...