On the morning of October 19, 1983, Trevicia Williams’ goal was to land the role of Annie in the school play. The 14-year-old ninth grader wore red knickers to school that day to try and look the part for her audition.
Nearly 34 years later, she remembers these details so well because it turned out to be the day she got married. As she’d later testify to Texas legislators, Trevicia exited her Houston-based high school shortly after 3 p.m, hands filled with textbooks, and walked toward her mother’s car. She got in the backseat as her mother turned around and said, “You’re getting married today.”