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Shauna and Nicole Goubeaux


Shauna, 43, and Nicole, 35, live in Billings with their beautiful, red-headed, 1 year-old son, Aden. Both are nurses and have been together for 11 years.

“We want Aden to grow up knowing that we are a family like any other family,” says Shauna. “Marriage is part of being a family. By being plaintiffs in this case we are showing him his mommies will stand up for what is right and stand up for him.”

When they were living in Wyoming, Shauna and Nicole drove to Iowa to get married because at the time it was the closest place where marriage equality was legal. When they returned to Cody they had a large reception with family and friends featuring karaoke and Chinese food from a local restaurant.

Family means a lot to this couple. Even before Aden, Shauna dressed up like Santa to leave presents for the children in their extended family. At Easter the two dress up like the Easter Bunny and hide eggs for the whole family.