Charlene Strong became an activist for equality after she was denied entrance into the hospital of her dying partner Kate.
In 2006, there was a flash flood in their home and Charlene tried to save her life. When she arrived at the hospital, Charlene initially was not allowed in the emergency room because she did not have legal proof that they were a couple.
This spurred her to become an advocate for equality and civil rights.
Hear Charlene's conversation with producer Phoebe Judge at The Story's website. Also in this show: whether tacky legal ads bring down the profession or make it more accessible; and the brave lawyers who make jokes in the toughest room of all: the U.S. Supreme Court.