Our Family, Our Friends, Our Neighbors, Our Co-Workers: The People We Love And Care About
MONTCLAIR: In the coming weeks and months, New Jersey United For Marriage (NJUM) will be bringing to you the stories of same-sex couples in New Jersey who are in loving, committed relationships but are still being denied the freedom to marry. When we talk about marriage equality, we are talking about our family members, our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers: the people we love, care about and come into contact with on a daily basis. We are talking about people like Suzanne and Mara McMahon.
Suzanne is a stay at home mom who does some fundraising consulting and Mara works in Product Management for a telecom company. They have 8-year-old twins together, Audrey and Benji, who have just started the 3rd grade. Suzanne enjoys playing tennis, running and cooking while Mara loves skateboarding with their Portuguese Water Dog, Otis.
Suzanne and Mara live in Cranford, surrounded by 22 other members of their loving family. They first met in Washington D.C. in the early 90s while working for Food & Friends, helping to raise money to feed men women and children living with HIV/AIDS.
Suzanne and Mara have been in a loving, committed relationship for 18 years. They deserve the same rights as everyone else. Suzanne and Mara deserve the freedom to marry.