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Lesbian Sues Cemetery Over Headstone Phrase

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A lesbian whose partner died of cancer sued a suburban Philadelphia cemetery Tuesday for refusing to include the phrase “life partner” in her epitaph.

The lawsuit alleges the Har Jehuda Cemetery in Upper Darby breached a contract by overruling the legally binding wishes of Cynthia Friedman, who died in 1994, and her partner Sherry Barone.

Barone said Freidman wanted the phrase “Beloved life partner, daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunt” on her headstone.

The headstone remains blank 2-1/2 years after Friedman’s death.

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