The Wedding Heard 'Round the World

The Wedding Heard 'Round the World

Author: Michael McConnell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751580037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Fifty years after their marriage, Jack and Michael's story is one of the milestone events in the fight for equal rights, and this memoir the unmissable account a remarkable couple. On September 3, 1971, at the dawn of the modern gay movement, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. But the battle to get there - legal and emotional - was only the start of their incredible lives together. Jack enrolled in law school, keeping his promise to Michael that he would figure out a way to marry. He did, but the repercussions would echo not only through their lives, but through those of everyo gay person in the US who ever wanted what this one pioneering couple did: a happy family life. This is the story of how they met, how they married, and what came after. And one wedding heard 'round the world. 'A beautiful, well-written love story that is heartrending and ultimately heartwarming' Robert Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen Boy 'A fascinating story of love and struggle that reads like a novel' Washington Book Review
The Wedding Heard 'Round the World
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, Gail Langer Karwoski
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Fifty years after their marriage, Jack and Michael's story is one of the milestone events in the fight for equal rights, and this memoir the unmissable account a remarkable couple. On September 3, 1971, at the dawn of the modern gay movement, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in
The Engagement
Language: en
Pages: 928
Authors: Sasha Issenberg
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-01 - Publisher: Vintage

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • The riveting story of the conflict over same-sex marriage in the United States—the most significant civil rights breakthrough of the new millennium "Full of intimate details, battling personalities, heated court cases, public persuasion.” —John Williams, The New York Times On
The Wedding Heard 'Round the World
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Michael McConnell, Jack Baker
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-18 - Publisher:

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
Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Patrick Dilley
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-22 - Publisher: Springer

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Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: David E. Newton
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-26 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Same-sex marriage continues to be a polarizing subject in the United States and other parts of the world. This new edition of Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook brings readers up to date on the status of same-sex unions from social, legal, political, and historical perspectives. • Presents up-to-date coverage of