Same-Sex Couple Fights State Marriage Ban

Brooke Swier Schloss
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Posted on May 23, 2014

Monica and Lynn Serling-Swank are the picture of a happily married couple. They playfully bicker. They finish each other’s thoughts. And when they look at each other, you can’t help but see the love they share.

But in South Dakota, their nearly 8 years of marriage isn’t recognized.

The couple – and five other same-sex couples in South Dakota – filed a lawsuit to block South Dakota’s gay marriage ban, and gain equal recognition in the eyes of the law.