Marge Ballack

Marge Ballack was born in Edmonds, Washington in 1953. She moved to Spokane in 1972 to attend college. She and her wife, Diane Lantz, who was also interviewed for this project, met in 1978; they married in British Columbia in 2003. The next year, the ACLU file suit to have same-sex marriages, including theirs, recognized in Washington State; in 2006, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the state’s ban on gay marriage.