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Gay Navy Veteran Told She Cannot Be Buried Alongside Her Spouse

"I don't see where the ashes of a couple of old lesbians is going to hurt anybody," says 74-year-old Madelynn Taylor.

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The Division of Veterans Services is reportedly denying access for her now-deceased wife's ashes to be laid to rest in a shared plot.

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The pair's ashes would fit in one spot on the wall, not taking up any more space than usual.

A spokesperson with the Division of Veterans Services told KBOI they are forced to "abide by the Idaho state constitution" which only legally recognizes marriage between a man and woman.

Taylor has made it clear she won't be buried anywhere but her hometown of Boise and is prepared to continue pushing for her right to rest alongside her wife.

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