In 1971, a wedding heard ’round the world. #LoveWins

It is so ordered.
Today’s momentous Unites States Supreme Court decision to strike all bans on same-sex marriage means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Michael McConnell and Jack Baker of Minneapolis, it is another historic landmark in a life full of historic landmarks. In 1971, McConnell and Baker became the first same-sex couple known to apply for a marriage license. Their first attempt, at Minneapolis’s Hennepin County Courthouse, did not go through; their second, however, did.
Find a timeline of key events in their lives here; look for their memoir, The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage, in January 2016.

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