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Lambda Legal client Jack Zawadski and Robert Huskey were a loving couple for 52 years. They first met and became a couple in Anaheim, California in 1965 and moved to Picayune, Mississippi 20 years ago. They loved Picayune and felt welcome in the community. After state marriage bans were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015, they got married in Mississippi. Bob was in failing health, and soon after the wedding entered a nursing home.

After Bob died on May 11, 2016, the nursing home provided the funeral home with necessary information confirming Bob’s death and identifying Jack as his husband. Shortly thereafter, the nursing home called their nephew John and informed him that the funeral home was now refusing to pick up the body and perform the cremation.

Lambda Legal is suing the funeral home—no grieving spouse should have to worry that this might happen to them.  

Tell Jack that you support him. Write a brief note expressing your support!

"What you are going through is not fair or right. You are so brave for coming forward and helping to make this world a better place for all of us. Stay strong!" –Alicia

"I admire you for fighting the good fight. Don't ever give up! Be proud of who you are and don't forget that you have fans out there who have been through the same thing." –Chris and Mary 

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