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Moms for Marriage

On Mother’s Day, Pennsylvanians from across the state are joining together to celebrate moms—both gay and straight—for all they do to support their children and build strong families. But Mother’s Day can be bittersweet, serving as a reminder that so long as Pennsylvania bans marriage for same-sex couples, tens of thousands of moms across the state are denied the respect and protections that only marriage can provide their families.

This Mother’s Day, Pennsylvania moms are speaking out for marriage equality. From moms of gay and lesbian children to lesbian moms who are raising kids in the Keystone State, their stories make one thing clear: now is the time for the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania.

Meet Pennsylvania Moms: Denise Parke and Olivia Walters

When I met Denise in 2006, I knew right away it was love. But it wasn’t long after we met that Denise, a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, left for basic training. It was tough, knowing I couldn’t be near the person I was falling in love. But we wrote letters to each other constantly—and despite the distance, it was during that time that I felt that I grew closer to Denise than ever.

Meet Pennsylvania Moms: Amy Brown and Robin Emswiler

Amy Brown met Robin Emswiler when they lived on an Army Base in Washington State. Amy was the pre-school teacher for Robin’s daughter, and the pair quickly fell in love.

Meet Pennsylvania Moms: Julie Miller

This Mother's Day will be a completely different one for me. I am the doting, proud, grandmother of 4 exquisite, fantastic, brilliant, kids. Last year at this time I had three from my son and daughter-in-law and was awaiting the birth of our fourth. Everything changed when darling Zivah was born to my daughter and her wife.