MILITARY

Navy veteran gets permission to be buried with ashes of gay partner in Idaho cemetery

  • FILE - In this July 7, 2014, file photo, Madelynn Taylor, 74, a U.S. Navy veteran, talks about her lawsuit seeking the right to have her deceased wife interred with her at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. Taylor has recently received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in the cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

    FILE - In this July 7, 2014, file photo, Madelynn Taylor, 74, a U.S. Navy veteran, talks about her lawsuit seeking the right to have her deceased wife interred with her at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. Taylor has recently received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in the cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 7, 2014, file photo, Madelynn Taylor, 74, a U.S. Navy veteran, looks at a 2011 photo of herself (in red) with her wife Jean Mixner, as she talks about her lawsuit seeking the right to have her deceased wife interred with her at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. Taylor has recently received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in the cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state.  (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

    FILE - In this July 7, 2014, file photo, Madelynn Taylor, 74, a U.S. Navy veteran, looks at a 2011 photo of herself (in red) with her wife Jean Mixner, as she talks about her lawsuit seeking the right to have her deceased wife interred with her at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. Taylor has recently received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in the cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)  (The Associated Press)

A U.S. Navy Veteran has received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in a southwest Idaho veterans cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1wtNRE2) that 74-year-old Madelynn Taylor on Wednesday successfully completed paperwork to be buried at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.

Taylor had previously been denied having her ashes interred with Jean Mixner because of Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage. The cemetery is owned and operated by the state.

But that ban was lifted on Oct. 15 after courts determined it was unconstitutional.

Taylor in July filed a lawsuit in federal court over the denial, but that's now expected to be dismissed.

The two married in California in 2008.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com