South Dakota’s Attorney General Vows to Battle Elderly Lesbians

Why are people so set against allowing other people happiness and recognition? The opposition hates people so much that they’d do this?!

Nancy and Jennie Rosenbrahn have a simple request for their home state of South Dakota: to have their legal marriage license recognized. But Attorney General Marty Jackley says he’ll oppose them in court if they go through with their plans to sue the state for recognition.

South Dakota is one of only four states with an uncontested marriage-equality ban. (The others are North Dakota, Montana, and Alaska.) The Rosenbrahns have stated their intent to file a suit any day now, and they may be joined by additional couples.

Florida is also fighting senior citizens over marriage recognition. Arlene Goldberg has joined an ACLU case in that state, following the death of her wife Carol Goldwasser. Although they were married in New York in 2011, the state of Florida is blocking Arlene’s access to Carol’s Social Security benefits.

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