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Watch: PBS series about the Constitution features couple fighting for marriage equality

AFER plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier, who are one of the two couples challenging Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court, appear in part three of Peter Sagal’s special series on PBS, “Constitution USA.”

The episode explores the 14th Amendment and how its notions of equal protection, due process and personal liberty have changed the fabric of our nation.

The couple shares their stories about how they first met, fell in love, and got married, and then what it felt like when that marriage was invalidated in 2004. Says Sandy:

“It was upsetting for all of us and oddly humiliating; here we had this great celebration with all our family and friends, and then to have it taken away.”

Kris chimes in:

“Since 2004 we’ve just privately suffered, feeling like we’ll never get to be like other people.”

Asked where marriage is written in the Constitution, they quickly point out that “equal protection” should protect us all.

Watch the full episode above and find out more about the series.