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Marriage Equality & the Supreme Court: A Plaintiff’s Story

Earlier this week, Kris Perry went to Dickinson College in central Pennsylvania to share her story as a plaintiff in AFER’s case for marriage equality. The event was sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the college’s Student Senate Public Affairs Committee.

In the hour-long talk, Kris talked about what it was like to be at the Supreme Court two weeks ago, how she became a plaintiff, and what the experience has been like for her and her family.

Kris and her partner of over 13 years, Sandy Stier, live in Berkeley California and have four boys. Along with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, the couple is challenging California’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples on the grounds that it violated the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the 14th Amendment. Learn more about Kris & Sandy’s storywatch Kris’s talk, and check out local media coverage:

The Patriot News:

Perry’s captive audience of mostly students of the Carlisle-based college listened to her personal account of her and her partner’s struggle for marriage equality, which began in 2008 in California with their challenge to Proposition 8, before landing before the Supreme Court.