In 1991 two Florida police officers were married in a loving ceremony captured on video. Their names were Mickie Mashburn and Lois Marrero, and though they were both women, their union was supported by members of their families and by fellow officers. Ten years later, when Lois was shot to death in the line of duty, Mickie sought the rights to Lois' pension. She couldn't get them. Without a state-issued marriage license, she had no legal recourse to what would have been any heterosexual widow's due. Meanwhile, Lois' sister, who had been a ring bearer at the couple's wedding, demanded the... More >>>