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With all the upcoming events taking shape around Pennsylvania, it is incredible from time to time to be able to share a moving story of a couple, deeply in love, who are committing their lives to one another. They want their marriage to be symbolic of all the same-sex couples across the United States. Mechelle Marafon and her partner have gotten engaged after so many years together. They want to become a married couple in Pennsylvania, but because of our DOMA, they cannot. Despite the legal roadblocks and hurdles which they must overcome in Pennsylvania, they have decided to exchange vows this Saturday, December 14, in a ceremony right here in the Commonwealth. We at ME4PA could not be more proud of this couple. On top of dealing with a variety of issues related to Mechelle's partner, the couple has a number of young and adult children whom they love dearly.
We look forward to posting more photos from the lovely couple, and extend this message to our friends at the HRC, GLAAD, and other LGBT organizations. If you are looking for a wedding that represents all that the community has fought and sacrificed for, look to this couple. We'll provide more details about Mechelle in the coming months, but for now, her amazing story is waiting to be told. If you have a story that you want to tell about how you and your partner fell in love, got married, or how you have faced discrimination in Pennsylvania, please send your story to email@example.com. We have more wedding stories available on our Feedback page. Look for them under JOIN ME4PA.