Valley couple fights for marriage equality - New York News

Valley couple fights for marriage equality

Posted: Updated:
Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey
PHOENIX -

After spending the past 55 years together, Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors are now one step closer to having their relationship legally recognized.

"We felt like it was going to happen this way, but not knowing still there's that doubt," said Karen.

Nelda adds, "And then when that actually happened.. here I am crying you know.  But anyway it was exciting. I never thought I'd see a day like this in my life."

Nelda and Karen kept their relationship secret until a few years ago.

In March, they spoke at a marriage equality rally in Washington, D.C. on the steps of the Supreme Court as the justices took up the issue of same sex marriage.

"After we spoke, young people were coming up and hugging our necks and telling us thank you so much for opening this door for us," said Karen.

Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Arizona, but with the Supreme Court striking down the defense of marriage act on Wednesday, Karen and Nelda say they plan on getting married in one of the states where it is legal.

"We would then be qualified for the federal laws and we have to think about that, that's important," said Nelda.

"Even if you're not getting everything you want all at once, people are still talking about it and the movement is still there -- I don't think it will stop," said Karen.

"We can't give up -- we've got to keep trying to change each state as we can. You know we want to do that," said Nelda.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Joan Rivers on life support

    Joan Rivers on life support

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:58:44 GMT

    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

  • Dispute over reclining seat on another flight

    Dispute over reclining seat on another flight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:54:18 GMT
    A Delta Air Lines flight from La Guardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Delta reportedly says the flight was diverted Monday night when a woman got into an argument with a passenger behind her when the woman was trying to recline her seat while the other passenger was trying to sleep on the tray table.
    A Delta Air Lines flight from La Guardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Delta reportedly says the flight was diverted Monday night when a woman got into an argument with a passenger behind her when the woman was trying to recline her seat while the other passenger was trying to sleep on the tray table.
  • Report: Joan Rivers on slow road to recovery

    Report: Joan Rivers on slow road to recovery

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:52:39 GMT

    Hollywood icon Joan Rivers, 81, is reportedly on a slow road to recovery after she went into cardiac arrest at a New York City doctor's office. Rivers remains in serious condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, according to her daughter, Melissa Rivers.  Doctors were expected to slowly remove Rivers from a medically-induced coma on Tuesday to asses her brain functionality.

    Hollywood icon Joan Rivers, 81, is reportedly on a slow road to recovery after she went into cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side doctor's office last week. While some reports indicate she is doing better, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement on Tuesday saying Joan Rivers is on life support "at this time." Doctors were expected to slowly remove Rivers from a medically-induced coma on Tuesday to asses her brain functionality.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices