or Use Facebook or Twitter

The Face of This Debate: Madison


Madison's family moved to Delaware when she was 13 years old. Although she hated to leave Kentucky, Madison soon found her place at A.I. Dupont High School, and she graduated as an All-Star Lacrosse player with an excellent academic record -- good enough to earn her a place as a Blue Hen!

250074_10150201798412931_898412_n.jpgToday, Madison is 23, works in accounting, and still calls Delaware home. She credits the First State with molding her into the strong, confident person she is today. And that's why she's advocating to make Delaware, the state she loves, just a little bit better.

Last month, Madison stood before the House Administration Committee and shared these powerful words:

"I dream of the day that I walk down the aisle, take the woman I love by the hand, and promise to love her until death do us part. I want to live in a state that recognizes our commitment, and treats us the same as any other couple. That means marriage. This is my home. This is where I plan to build my life and raise a family someday. My future family deserves the same respect and dignity as any other family."

Like thousands of other couples, Madison doesn't want to have to leave her home state in order to have equal protection under the law. She doesn't want to have to choose between the state she loves and the family she hopes to build. And she shouldn't have to.

In just a matter of days, our Senators will have the opportunity to act on a bill that would ensure that families like Madison's don't have to make an impossible choice. Like Madison, we hope they do the right thing, stand on the right side of history, and pass marriage equality.

Do you like this post?


Be the first to comment

    Review the site rules