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Who is Judge J. Michelle Childs?

WASHINGTON — Two years before the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, an explosive lawsuit landed in the courtroom of Judge J. Michelle Child in South Carolina — a case a state newspaper predicted would go into history no matter how it ruled.

Two women – one a state trooper, the other a US Air Force veteran – had sued the then-governor. Nikki Haley on South Carolina’s gay marriage ban. They had married a year earlier in Washington, DC, and now they wanted one of the most deeply conservative states in the country — their home state — to recognize that marriage.

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