Minnesota Couple Behind America’s First Gay Marriage Shares Their Story in New Book

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In 1971, two Minnesota men, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, aplied for a marriage license and made national headlines. The couple recently donated their 60,000-piece archive to the University of Minnesota Trettor Collection. Now they've written a book about their experiences, The Wedding Heard 'Round the World: America's First Gay Marriage. Read more in this WCCO story.

On Tues, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. the U of M libraries is hosting a publication celebration at the Elmer L. Anderson Library. The event will feature remarks by authors Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, and Gail Langer Karwoski as well as the opening of an exhibit based on their archived material. Books will be available for purchase. RSVP here.


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