Monday, February 25, 2008
Story of Lesbian Cop's Pension Fight Wins Oscar
Link Laurel Hester had been a police officer for 25 years when she was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. Her fight to get pension rights for her partner was illustrated in "Freeheld", a flick that took the Oscar this year for Best Documentary Short Subject.
Two years ago, LNews ran a two-part story on Laurel's fight for benefits. Part One of Laurel's story, followed by Part Two.