After being together more than 40 years, the lead defendants in the Sandoval v. Sevcik case, Beverly Sevcik and Mary Bananovich, are now Mrs and Mrs, following their Carson City wedding on Saturday, Januaru 10. The case brought marriage equality to Nevada following the ruling of the 9th District Court of Appeals in October. The couple testified during the SJR (Senate Joint Resolution) 13 hearings in the 2013 Legislative session they just wanted to be like everyone else and be married.
“We’re thrilled,” Baranovich told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview when asked about the decision. “We were hoping that would be the outcome and it looks like our hopes came true.”
The 9th Circuit issued it denial of a rehearing on Friday the day before their marriage ceremony.