Equality Matters to Real People: Our Stories

Bruce Hawkins
Northampton, MA

Our 45 member Quaker Meeting has had half a dozen (I'm not really sure how many) weddings since May 17, 2004, only one of which was a "straight" couple.

The people who were married have been central people in the...

Gail Diamond
Woods Hole, MA

This coming summer, my partner and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.

We were married at a synagogue in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, less than a month before Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act...

Ron Cisneros
Cambridge, MA

After 24 yrs as partners, we were finally legally married in September of 2004. Please help us preserve our rights.

Written 8/15/2005

Bill Gouveia
Norton, MA

I am a 49 year-old man, married for 28 years with two grown sons.

In May 2004, I had the pleasure of watching my wife's sister Melinda wed her longtime partner Meg in a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by their five...

AnnMarie Peavey
Holyoke, MA

It has been a joy to have participated in and attended the weddings of 6 of my friends this past year.

Couples who in every way are committed to loving, protecting, caring and sharing their lives with one another,...