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Ladies and gentlemen, this is Violette. Violette is just one of many who is rejoicing at the court’s decision yesterday to declare the ban on same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania as unconstitutional. Here is Violette’s story:

"On October 8th 2011 my wife and I exchanged vows before family and friends in my Mom’s backyard in Mt. Airy. We wore white lacy dresses, exchanged rings, and had a cake, but it was 100% not legal. We had no idea when it would ever become legal in PA, and didn’t want to wait around for the state to get their act together before we could consider ourselves married. So when I heard the news at work on the radio I was floored. I hadn’t expected a ruling so soon. We are absolutely beyond overjoyed, and have started planning a legal marriage ceremony. I can’t express how much this means to me. 

We still have a long way to go in the fight for LGBT equality, and just like electing our first black president didn’t end racism, winning the marriage equality fight will not end discrimination. But it’s a step.” 

To read the other stories from this landmark day in history, visit the main page here.

I went to hs with Violette, what a delight! so glad she’s happily married!!

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