Coy Mathis is six years old, and she just wants to use the bathroom at school. For a year and a half, it wasn't an issue. But in December, Coy's school informed her parents that she would no longer be permitted to use the girls' restroom.
Take a farm girl from Iowa, a mother of teenage twins, a fitness expert who went to Catholic schools and a self-described "Jersey boy" and what have you got? Perhaps the four people whose simple desire to say "I do" changes the face of marriage in America.
Supporters and opponents of gay marriage will travel to the Rhode Island Statehouse for what supporters hope is the last legislative hearing before lawmakers vote on whether to join the rest of New England in allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed.