Name: Collins, David.

Historical Note:

David Collins taught English for forty years at Westminster College in Missouri. He has had unrestricted access to all materials related to the story of Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, including legal communications and documents, and conducted extensive interviews with Mark and Vic and others involved in the case. He lives in Pineville, North Carolina.

In 2013, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, partners for sixteen years, joined a lawsuit in their state of Texas to challenge the 2005 constitutional amendment that prohbited same-sex marraige. Two years later, with the 2015 passage of Obergefell v. Hodges by the United States Supreme Court, gay marriage was made legal at the federal level and they were finally allowed to wed.

[Source: UNT Press book page]

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