By Jase Peeples
Originally published on Advocate.com November 11 2013 7:26 PM ET
Faces of Fairness is a groundbreaking new multimedia project that is shining a bright light on the inequalities and legal discrimination LGBT people currently face in West Virginia. The project — a first of its kind in the state – is made up of many elements, including a touring photography exhibit, a documentary film, and a Web-based archive.
In the project’s latest entry, the story of partners Justin Murdock and William Glavaris takes center stage as they tell the story of how they met, fell in love, and are fighting for marriage equality.
They are among the couples who entered into a federal lawsuit October 1 for the freedom to marry in their home state.
“Faces of Fairness presents the stories of real West Virginians who, despite facing legalized discrimination, choose to call the Mountain State their home,” the organization states on its website. “In West Virginia to deny employment or housing to an LGBT person based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is also still legal to deny medical benefits to same-sex partners and their children.”
Watch the heartwarming story of Murdock and Glavaris below and visit FairnessWV.org for more information.