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Mon., July 7, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

Gay Vet Sues To Be Buried w/Partner

Madelyn Lee Taylor filed a lawsuit against the state Division of Veterans Services today asking a federal judge to order the division to allow her to be buried together with the remains of her same-sex partner at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Taylor, 74, is a U.S. Navy veteran with serious health problems; her wife, Jean Mixner, died in 2012 of emphysema, and Taylor has kept her cremated remains unburied in Boise because the two desire to have their remains commingled and interred together after Taylor’s death/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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Question: Should the state of Idaho allow Navy veteran Madelyn Lee Taylor to be buried with her same-sex partner in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery?


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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