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‘Regular’ couples at core of historic marriage case

USA Today features the heart-warming stories of AFER’s plaintiffs, Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, the two couples who are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them, and every other gay and lesbian American, get married.

Her’es a bit from the article:

Take a farm girl from Iowa, a mother of teenage twins, a fitness expert who went to Catholic schools and a self-described “Jersey boy” and what have you got?

Perhaps the four people whose simple desire to say “I do” changes the face of marriage in America.

Sandy Stier, Kris Perry, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo have spent four years fighting California’s prohibition against same-sex

They’re also just two workaday couples living the American dream, with one exception — they can’t marry their partners. And if the fame that comes with challenging Proposition 8 all the way to the Supreme Court has changed them, it’s not obvious. marriage in various courts, a battle that will culminate Tuesday inside the highest court in the land. A sweeping decision in their favor — only one of several possibilities — could pave the way for successful challenges to other states’ bans as well.

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