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Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65

  • Colin

    RIP Vernita…You played your part in history and we thank you. Patricia my condolences and love at what must be a very difficult and lonely time. Hugs Girl x Respects to all her family and friends.

  • JonHall

    And people wonder why we push so hard for marriage equality? What if it had taken another five years? It would have been too late for her.

    RIP Vernita..

  • Gary D. Sargent

    What the opposition never takes into account is that, in all fights for equality, they have a hand in creating heroes among those who are fighting for that right. We now have two, Harvey Milk and Vernita Gray. Their spirits will always be in the forefront of all our future efforts, and I’m sure they’ll be looking down, smiling, when we have finally achieved our hard earned goal.

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