The Dallas Voice reports:
When Chris McNosky and Sven Stricker talk about their strategy to win the freedom to marry in Texas, they come across as unfazed, determined and admittedly out of their element. The couple is one of five couples in three federal lawsuits suing for the freedom to marriage in the Lone Star State. They sat down with Dallas Voice recently at the University of Texas at Arlington, where Sven is currently studying, to discuss their lawsuit filed back in July…
McNosky, 28, and Stricker, 26, met through mutual friends in the summer of 2010. They decided to take on marriage equality in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act in June. They applied for a marriage license in Tarrant County on July 1 and were denied. They then decided to file the lawsuit, making them the first couple in Texas to file a suit. “We just decided instead of waiting for somebody else to act, we would go ahead and do it just in case,” McNosky said. “We thought we had a unique argument that hadn’t been used before.” They opted to argue their right to marry based on sex discrimination alone because sex is protected more than sexual orientation, McNosky said.
You have to love their enthusiasm and their dedication to fighting for what’s right.