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Lesbian Navy veteran allowed to inter wife at Idaho cemetery
Lesbian Navy veteran allowed to inter wife at Idaho cemetery

On Tuesday, Madelynn Lee Taylor will finally get her wish. That's when the Navy veteran's wife, Jean Mixner, will be interred in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in a niche that someday will hold both women's ashes. The plaque on the granite wall will read "Together Forever." To Taylor, 74, it seemed like a simple wish: to be buried with her longtime spouse, the love of her life, the person to whom she was wed in the eyes of the law and of her faith. And it seemed only fitting that a veteran who served her country honorably should be able to receive a military benefit available to the rest of the armed forces. But the veterans cemetery in Idaho is run by the...

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