Las Vegas Review Journal Profiles Nevada Marriage Plaintiffs Mary Baranovich and Beverly Sevcik

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April 30, 2012

The Las Vegas Review Journal has a lovely profile this morning of Mary Baranovich and Beverly Sevcik, lead plaintiffs in our federal lawsuit seeking marriage equality in Nevada. The couple met more than 40 years ago, raised three children and now have four grandchildren. From the article:

Beverly Sevcik, 73, and Mary Baranovich, 76, cannot get married.

In Nevada, where they have lived since 2001, marriage between same-sex couples is against the law.

Sevcik and Baranovich believe the marriage law is wrong. They believe this so strongly that the normally quiet and reserved pair volunteered to become the lead plaintiffs in a court battle to overturn the law.

They are helping the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund pursue its lawsuit, filed April 10 in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, challenging the voter-approved state constitutional amendment allowing marriages only between one man and one woman.


Meet all of the plaintiff couples in Sevcik v. Sandoval, our Nevada marriage lawsuit