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
The 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.