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A Tragic Story

Tom Doyle is facing the loss of the home he shared with his partner, Bill Cornwell for 55 years because although Cornwell left everything to him, the relatives are contesting the will and claim that the two men were “just friends.” This is a terrible illustration of why marriage rights are so important. Nobody should have to go through this kind of awfulness after the death of a partner.

“We were talking about getting married,” Doyle said. “Bill even sent away for two rings. But we’d have to make two trips, one for the license and one for the ceremony, and we were both north of 85. And after a lifetime together, marriage doesn’t mean that much.”

from the article, “Relatives of Gay Man Who Passed Away Seek to Evict His Partner of 55 Years.”

Posted in Socio-politics.


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