Lambda Legal cites the marriage ban keeping Krista from receiving health coverage through Beth’s job, as well as keeping them from being able to adopt their seven children jointly.
Beth Wurz, 41, and Krista Wurz, 39, were married in October 2010 in New Hampshire and are raising their seven children, including five placed with them through the foster care system, in their Brunswick home. Beth is an English professor at College of Coastal Georgia and Krista, an Air Force veteran, is a special education teacher. Since their marriage is not recognized in Georgia, Krista is denied health coverage through Beth’s job, as are some of their children. Because of the marriage ban, they also have been denied the ability to adopt their children jointly. They are always worried about traveling with the children or caring for them in emergencies since they are not both recognized as their children’s legal parents.