Equality Matters to Real People: Our Stories

Erica Streit-Kaplan
Watertown, MA

I am a 30 year-old straight woman, married to a wonderful husband.

We have a baby daughter so this is a busy time for me, but I feel I must take a few moments to write about why same-sex marriage is important.

Andra Rose
Amherst, MA

I am a straight mom of two children who have grown up knowing that some families have one mom or dad, some have two moms or two dads, and some, like ours, have one mom and one dad. We have always told our children that...

Lynn Santiago-Calling
West Bridgewater, MA

Christin and I were legally married on June 13, 2004.

12 days later, I became pregnant with our son. I had major complications during my delivery and Christin was able to be with us every step of the way because...

Petter Rainey
Charlestown, MA

WE ARE A BI-RACIAL(Me, black; he, Jewish/English) that have been together for 36 years. I am 65; he 76. We were married last December. We have 1 son (deceased) and two grandchildren. From the beginning (1969) we have been...

Bill Malloy
Springfield, MA

The annoucement of the SJC decision, the May 17th marriage license day and the marriage of my two Grandchildren's two Moms have been huge events in my life.

These two Grandchildren, ages 4 and 2, are a wonderful...