Beverly Sevcik, 73, and Mary Baranovich, 76, are lead plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit challenging Nevada’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In an interview with Face to Face the couple explained that during their 41-year relationship they believe they have been treated as second-class citizens, and that it is time for this to stop.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Nevada, notably cites California’s Proposition 8 lawsuit, a case that is now at the discretion of the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals but one which has so far successfully challenged California’s ban on marriage equality on grounds that it denies Plaintiffs their constitutional rights and was enacted through a campaign based on animus toward gay and lesbian couples.
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