When Jack Baker proposed to Michael McConnell that they join their lives together as a couple, in March 1967, McConnell accepted with a condition that was utterly radical for its time: that someday they would legally marry.
Just a few years later, the U.S. Supreme Court slammed the door on the men’s Minnesota lawsuit to be the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the U.S. It took another 40 years for the nation’s highest court to revisit gay marriage rights, and Baker and McConnell – still together, still living in Minneapolis – are alive to see it. Full story here!
WGB: Wow, these guys were activists before it become “cool.” I am too young (you don’t hear me say that too often) to remember this case but what a great story or two very brave men!