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Missoula Same-Sex Couple Supports Fight for Marriage Equality

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MISSOULA - Same sex couples in Missoula said they're excited to move one step closer to having the right to marry.

Brittany Salley-Rains and her girlfriend Rachel Pauli have been together for one and a half years.

Salley-Rains said she was pleased to hear the four couples were challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

She said she hopes to one day have the right to marry the person she loves, settle down and start a family in Montana.

"I'm really thankful for those couples who have chosen to be the face of this movement in Montana, I think that's a really brave and very honest thing to do and very commendable," Salley-Rains said.

Pauli said while this is a landmark in the movement for equality, the LGBTQ community still needs legal protection from discrimination.
     
She said they hope the Montana Supreme Court will eventually rule it unconstitutional to deny legal protections.
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