Fifteen-year-old Madison Galluccio, who has two gay dads, gave emotional testimony last Thursday at the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing on marriage equality. Her grandfather Adolph Galluccio followed with heartfelt testimony of his own.

On a related note, I did a piece recently for Keen News Service on a new study about children of LGBT parents and their views on marriage equality. Not surprisingly, all of the youths in the study were in favor of it—but some qualified their answers in ways that are worth noting, and others indicated, as Madison does below, just how marriage inequality has affected them personally. Vital perspectives to have.