My parents, Pam and Byron, made a point to talk to every member of their family about the importance of voting against the Marriage Amendment to the MN State Constitution. They live in Wisconsin but care about me, my partner, and my gay and lesbian friends enough to have sometimes challenging conversations with their loved ones in Minnesota on our behalf. Perhaps most surprising was how easy most of these conversations ended up being. There is more love and support out there than I had realized, but thanks to them and other allies, I feel more supported than ever.—Andrea

My parents, Pam and Byron, made a point to talk to every member of their family about the importance of voting against the Marriage Amendment to the MN State Constitution. They live in Wisconsin but care about me, my partner, and my gay and lesbian friends enough to have sometimes challenging conversations with their loved ones in Minnesota on our behalf. Perhaps most surprising was how easy most of these conversations ended up being. There is more love and support out there than I had realized, but thanks to them and other allies, I feel more supported than ever.—Andrea