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America’s First Gay Marriage

By January 6, 2016September 16th, 2023One Comment

What: America’s First Gay Marriage 
When: January 11 through April 29, 2016
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium Gallery
Hours: The atrium gallery is open during business hours at Elmer L. Andersen Library

47-Look-Magazine-photo-of-Jack-&-Michael-photo-by-Charlotte-Brooks-1971The fight for same-sex marriage began on May 18, 1970, when Jack Baker and Michael McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minneapolis.

This exhibit explores Baker and McConnell’s efforts and the letters of support and opposition they received from around the world. It is a unique view into gay rights organizing in the early 1970s, and how that culminated in the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation.

Karen Carmody-McIntosh

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