SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A Scottsdale couple traveled to Washington D.C. this week as the Supreme Court takes on same-sex marriage rights.
Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors talked in front of a big crowd outside the Supreme Court during a marriage equality rally on Tuesday.
The two have been together for 55 years.
They fell in love during a time when they had to keep their relationship a secret.
Now, they hope their story will help sway the Supreme Court justices to rule in their favor on two appeals being heard this week.
On Tuesday the focus is on California's Proposition Eight, the voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
Wednesday the justices will hear arguments on the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents gay and lesbian couples who are legally married from getting federal benefits.
Rulings are not expected for several months, but Nelda and Karen said they have high hopes the justices will do the right thing.
They plan on getting married, possibly in California, in the future and they hope they will get the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Nelda said they aren't asking for anything special, they just want to be treated equally.
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