Fred McQuire and George Martinez, both veterans of the US armed forces, were married in California this past July after 45 years together.
In recent years, both Fred and George battled life-threatening illnesses.
Sadly, George passed away on August 28, 2014 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The state of Arizona, where they lived together, does not recognize their marriage, and wants to issue a death certificate that will read “never married.”
Tomorrow, Lambda Legal will ask the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to order the State of Arizona to provide an accurate death certificate.