Lesbian Veteran Sues Idaho for Right to Be Buried With Partner

Written by scott on July 8th, 2014

Idaho Lesbian VeteranA lesbian widow escalated her fight to be buried next to her late partner this week.

The Washington Blade reports:

A lesbian widow in Idaho is suing the state to grant her burial rights in a veterans’ cemetery where her late spouse’s ashes have already been laid to rest. Madelynn Lee Taylor, a 74-year-old military veteran who served in the Navy from 1958 to 1964, filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging Idaho state laws prohibiting her from being buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery with her late wife, Jean Mixner. “Idaho is where some of our best memories together are and it’s where I want to spend eternity with Jean,” Taylor said in a statement. “I could be buried here alone, but I don’t want to be alone. I want Jean with me forever.”

How petty of the state to try to block this soldier from being laid to rest next to the woman she loved.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Shaunet says:

    Petty – exactly! Shame on the Idaho government.

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