Theresa Volpe, left, testifies along side of her daughter Ava as her partner Mercedes Santos sits with their son Jaidon during a Senate Executive committee hearing considering same sex

 

              Theresa Volpe, left, testifies along side of her daughter Ava as her partner Mercedes Santos sits with their son Jaidon during a Senate Executive committee hearing considering same sex
Theresa Volpe, left, testifies along side of her daughter Ava as her partner Mercedes Santos sits with their son Jaidon during a Senate Executive committee hearing considering same sex marriage at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)