11 months ago
Taylor served in the Navy from 1958 to 1964. In late 2013, Idaho officials denied Taylor’s request to be buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery together with her late wife, citing Idaho’s laws prohibiting marriage by same-sex couples.
Today, Taylor went to the veterans cemetery to make arrangements to have both her ashes and those of her late wife, Jean Mixner, interred together at the cemetery. Idaho officials agreed to Taylor’s request following the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that Idaho’s ban on marriage equality violated the U.S. Constitution.