The Wedding Heard 'Round The World: America's First Gay Marriage by Michael McConnell with Jack Baker As Told To Gail Langer Karwoski
On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Their remarkable story is told here for the first time--a unique account of the passion and energy of the gay liberation movement in the sixties and seventies. . . At the dawn of the modern gay movement (while New York's Stonewall riots and San Francisco's emerging political activism bloomed), these two young men insisted on making their commitment a legal reality. . . Their long campaign for marriage equality and insistence on equal rights for all citizens is a model for advocates of social justice and an inspiration for anyone who struggles for acceptance in a less-than-equal world.