Illinois, USA: Lesbian Couple in Chicago Eagerly Awaits Marriage Equality

Written by scott on January 4th, 2013

Lesbian Couple in Chicago Eagerly Awaits Marriage EqualityTheresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos’ 8-year-old daughter, Ava, has learned about the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in school.

So her school friends understand when she tells them her two moms are fighting for their civil rights to marry — it’s just hard to explain it to grown-ups sometimes, Volpe and Santos say.

“This is really for our kids,” said Volpe, who along with Santos are plaintiffs in a lawsuit demanding same sex marriage in Illinois. “It’s important for them to be treated fairly. We’re just as much a family as any other family.”

Authored By Mary Wisniewski – See the Full Story at Yahoo News

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