Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Equal Marriage Loses an Ally

We lost a true friend and ally in the fight to secure lesbian and gay marriage rights when Sue Flood, former Town Clerk for the City of Attleboro, Massachusetts, recently passed away.

Sue was a courageous supporter of gay marriage, committed to issuing marriage licenses for Massachusetts and Rhode Island same-sex couples even when other Massachusetts towns became reluctant to do so.

One such couple was Wendy Becker and Mary Norton, Rhode Island residents and plaintiffs in GLAD's case Cote-Whitacre v. Dep't of Public Health, who were fortunate to have Sue shepherd them through the process of applying for a Massachusetts marriage license.

Sue will be missed by many.

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