Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the White House law will include gay families.

Among those attending the 134th annual event are Jaime Garcia and Daryl Rizzo of suburban Chicago. The couple will be taking their 4-year-old daughter Siena Rose Garcia-Rizzo to the event.

The pair, who have been together 12 years, entered a civil union last June.

“Our family is thrilled to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll event,” Rizzo said in a statement from Equality Illinois, the state's largest gay rights advocate. “To be a part of a celebration that has been a presidential tradition for over 100 years is an honor. Just as important is the opportunity to represent a new tradition for the American family, a loving same-sex household with an adored adopted child. Through the eyes of our four-year-old daughter, there will be no difference between her family and the many families she will encounter on the White House lawn.”

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have included gay families since hosting their first Egg Roll in 2009.

“The contrast between the previous administration and the Obama administration is stark,” said Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov. “While families with gay and lesbian parents had to invite themselves into the event during the Bush years and often felt shunted off to the sidelines, the White House under President Obama has worked to ensure full involvement of families with gay and lesbian parents.”

Also attending the event with their 8-year-old daughter are Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell of New Mexico.

The couple said they will take the opportunity to call on Obama to sign an executive order which would ban federal contractors from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“I work for a federal contractor, and there's a piece of paper sitting on President Obama's desk that would give me a little more security for my family,” Scarbrough, a United Healthcare employee, said in a statement.

A poll released last week showed an overwhelming majority (73%) of likely voters support such an order.

“As so many families gather on the White House lawn next week, I hope that the First Family takes a moment to reflect on how hard gay families like mine work to ensure that we have the stability and security that so many others take for granted,” he added. “My message – and the message of my family – echoes President Obama's campaign slogan: We can't wait. It's time for President Obama to sign this executive order.”

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