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Like so many couples, Mary Jo and Jo-Ann have waited years to get married in their home state. On July 24, 2011, Mary Jo and Jo-Ann waited in line at City Hall to receive a New York marriage license and finally get married.

As one of the plaintiff couples in Lambda Legal's marriage equality case in New York (Hernandez v. Robles), Mary Jo and Jo-Ann know firsthand the years of work, energy and cooperation that are necessary for our movement to succeed.

Making a gift to Lambda Legal in memory or in honor of someone you know—whether for a special occasion or to honor a life—you are letting them know that you care about them and their rights as well as the rights of all people in America. Your gifts literally make history.


Jo-Ann Shain and Mary-Jo Kennedy, Brooklyn, NY

"We are in the early stages of talking menus and venues. The only decision we've agreed on so far is that we do not need another toaster oven. We have decided there would be no better gift than a donation to Lambda Legal, a cause dear to our hearts."