Death of Niki Quasney

February 5, 2015
Munster, Indiana

Indiana woman who fought gay marriage ban dies of cancer
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The Associated Press

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A terminally ill woman whose desire to have her same-sex marriage recognized by Indiana before she died helped galvanize efforts to overturn the state's gay marriage ban has lost her battle with cancer.

Niki Quasney died Thursday, gay rights advocacy group Lambda Legal said Sunday. She was 38.

Quasney and Amy Sandler challenged Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage as Quasney neared the end of a years long battle with ovarian cancer....

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