Friday, April 20, 2012

Nevada- Couple Together 41 Years-- battling to be recognized

HOW many couples do you know that have been together over 40 YEARS? This lesbian couple has been together 41 years, raised children and have grandchildren!  YET, they can't be recognized as a married couple. Now they're fighting in a lawsuit to be recognized. They deserve that right and those federal and state protections. Watch the news interview.
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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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next