Equality Matters to Real People: Our Stories

Adam Baacke
Lowell, MA

My partner Steve and I just celebrated our first anniversary (and seventh year together) on August 13. This milestone has served as a reminder of how remarkable it is that we were able to marry at all, something that I...

Sonya Carter
Canaan, MA

At my daughter's request, I would like to share my thoughts about gay marriage and in particular, my thoughts about my daughter's gay marriage.

My daughter has not been very political about her lifestyle, but due...

Dennis Bialek
Sturbridge, MA

My partner and I were married on June 22 last year.

We now are thrilled to have the same status as other couples in Massachusetts. Nothing has changed for heterosexual couples, and the state has not fallen apart...

John McDargh
Newton Centre, MA

My partner Tim (Dunn) and I adopted our son Sasha from Russia nine years ago when he was five. Because we have been fortunate enough to be able to enroll him in Cambridge Friends School, a wonderful Quaker school with...

Karin Wilinski
Somerville, MA

Last summer, I had the honor of acting as celebrant during the marriage of two of my longtime college friends, who have been together for over 12 years and have three children.

An emotionally moving wedding, I...