Cheryl Jacques was the first openly gay State Senator in Massachusetts history. She served as the President of the Human Rights Campaign and successfully spearheaded the defeat of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Cheryl Jacques has spoken nationally on gay civil rights and politics and she has appeared as a commentator on such shows as the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, ABC's World News Tonight, The O'Reilly Factor, CrossFire, ABC's Good Morning America, Nightline, Fox News, CNN, NPR and many other television and radio broadcasts.
She and her spouse, Jennifer, are the proud parents of Timmy, Tommy & Matthew. Jennifer Chrisler is the executive director of The Family Equality Council.