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Gay veteran sues Idaho cemetery for refusing burial with late wife

| Monday, July 7, 2014
Madelynn Taylor, 74, looks at a 2011 photo of herself (in red) with her wife Jean Mixner.
BOISE, Idaho -- A U.S. Navy veteran has filed a lawsuit against the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery for refusing to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife. Seventy-four-year-old Madelynn Taylor tried to make advance arrangements last year to have her ashes interred with Jean Mixner at the cemetery...

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Retired colonel offers cemetery plot to lesbian vet denied burial site for spouse

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
Jean Mixner and Madelynn Taylor.
BOISE, Idaho -- A retired U.S. Army colonel on Wednesday offered his burial plot in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery to a lesbian veteran who has been told by the state that she and her deceased wife cannot be interred together because of Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Graveyard exclusively for lesbians being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

| Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Markus Schreiber, APA view to the new designed part of the Georgen Parochial Cemetery in central district Mitte of Berlin that will be designation for lesbians only.
BERLIN -- A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated this weekend in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital.

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