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'Regular' couples at core of historic marriage equality case

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USA TODAY
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March 21, 2013
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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. Sandy Stier, Kris Perry, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo have spent four years fighting California's prohibition against same-sex marriage in various courts, a battle that will culminate Tuesday inside the highest court in the land. A sweeping decision in their favor could pave the way for successful challenges to other states' bans as well.