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Profile of Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Sandy and Kris

The Mercury News has published a delightful profile of Prop. 8 plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry. An excerpt:

Inside Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier’s cozy, hillside bungalow, the signs of a typical domestic life are everywhere: photos of vacations and their four sons on the mantel and walls; snacks of Naan for their hungry teenager in the kitchen; “Moms Rock!” and “You can’t scare me — I have children” magnets on the refrigerator.

But resting visibly on a coffee table are powerful reminders that this tableau of family life is unsettled, and that this same-sex couple of 13 years is set to make history next week as the legal battle over California’s Proposition 8 heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.

There’s a wedding album brimming with blissful pictures of their 2004 marriage at San Francisco City Hall — a marriage voided when the courts quickly blocked then-Mayor Gavin Newsom’s rebellious, short-lived move to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. And next to the album is a bound legal brief filed earlier this year in the Supreme Court, signed by their famous lawyers, Theodore Olson and David Boies.

Read the entire piece here.