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The Plaintiffs: Pedersen v. O.P.M.

Joanne Pedersen & Ann Meitzen
Joanne Pedersen & Ann Meitzen

Toward the end of their first date in December 1998, Joanne asked Ann if she’d like to go out again sometime. “Well, sure,” Ann replied. “How about tomorrow?” A few months later, Joanne invited Ann to stay with her while Ann recovered from laparoscopic knee surgery, and she never moved out. They...

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Suzanne & Geraldine Artis
Suzanne & Geraldine Artis

Suzanne and Geraldine are raising their three boys – Geras, 15, and 13-year old twins Gezani and Zanagee – in Clinton, Connecticut. They have always put the best interests of their children first. Geraldine has coached their soccer and basketball teams, with help from Suzanne. Out of concern that...

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Raquel Ardin & Lynda DeForge
Raquel Ardin & Lynda DeForge

Lynda and Raquel met in 1977 when they were both in the Navy. Raquel was in the hospital recuperating from a broken neck, the result of an accident in the barracks. Lynda was a medic whose duties included caring for Raquel. “It was love at first sight,” says Raquel. “For me, at least.” They struck...

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Bradley Kleinerman & James “Flint” Gehre
Bradley Kleinerman & James “Flint” Gehre

Brad Kleinerman and Flint Gehre each talked up their desire to have children on their first date more than 21 years ago. So it’s no surprise that they are now the proud parents of three sons: Raymond, 22, Rick, 20, and Joseph, 11. Their life in Avon, Connecticut bustles with hockey games and other...

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Jerry Passaro
Jerry Passaro

After 13 years together, Jerry Passaro and Tommy Buckholz were married on Nov. 26, 2008, in an intimate ceremony at their home in Milford, Connecticut. They exchanged vows in front of their Christmas tree surrounded by Tommy’s sister and Jerry’s parents and stepparents. They had a small party and...

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Janet Geller & Joanne Marquis
Janet Geller & Joanne Marquis

Jan and Jo are both retired New Hampshire teachers living on fixed incomes. Jan taught for 30 years at the high school and college level. Jo spent 43 years teaching middle and high school students.
 
“I just loved it. I always wanted to be a teacher,” says Jo, who spent most of her career in the...

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Damon “Jerry” Savoy & John Weiss
Damon “Jerry” Savoy & John Weiss

In 2008, after 10 years together, Damon “Jerry” Savoy and John Weiss abandoned the bustle of New York City for the quieter surroundings of Danbury, Connecticut because they wanted to raise a family. In Danbury, they found a spacious home with a large backyard, great schools, and a supportive faith...

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