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Prop 8: Stay On Same-Sex Marriage A Burden For Elderly Couples

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First Posted: 03/28/11 06:06 PM ET Updated: 05/28/11 06:12 AM ET

Reporting from Palm Springs-- Derence Kernek and Ed Watson live together each day in fear that they won't be able to pledge "till death do us part" before it's too late.

Watson, 78, is in rapidly failing health, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

A federal appeals court ruled last week that same-sex marriage will remain on hold in California until a judge's ruling striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional makes its way through the higher courts -- reviews expected to take a year or more.

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Filed by Anna Almendrala  |