Talking With The Minn. Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay MarriageAfter years of not giving interviews, the Minnesota couple behind America’s first gay marriage is sharing their story.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryMichael McConnell and Jack Baker’s wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
Couple Considering Lawsuit Against Blue Earth County To Legalize MarriageA Minnesota couple is considering filing a federal lawsuit against a Minnesota county for its failure to recognize their marriage as legal. Michael McConnell and Jack Baker are believed to be the first gay couple in the nation to have gotten a marriage license.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryIn September of 1971, two Minnesota men made national headlines when they obtained a marriage license and got married here. Michael McConnell and Jack Baker's wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
Legal Fees Awarded In N.D. Gay Marriage LawsuitA federal judge has awarded legal fees to a national gay rights group that sued North Dakota on behalf of a same-sex couple, though he criticized attorneys who worked on the case.
Gay Couples Exchange Vows During Mount Rushmore CelebrationSeven gay couples exchanged vows and another couple renewed their vows Sunday during a group wedding at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
4 Things To Know: Kentucky Clerk Controversy, Hunger Action Month & MoreFrom the Kentucky county clerk controversy to Hunger Action Month, these are the four stories to know for Thursday, Sept. 3.
Only 40 Gay Couples Apply To Be Married In S.D. In 1st MonthForty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.
SD Could Be On Hook For Legal Fees In Gay Marriage CaseSouth Dakota could end up owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to the private attorneys who fought the state's ban on gay marriage unless a federal appeals court sides with the attorney general.
Democrats Want To Remove Marriage Definition In Wis. ConstitutionWisconsin Democrats say they want to eliminate nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Pioneer Hails High Court RulingA Minneapolis man who fought for his own same-sex marriage more than 40 years ago is celebrating the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country. Michael McConnell says in an email to The Associated Press that the high court affirmed the question he and his partner raised 44 years ago — "same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry."
Minnesota Couples Celebrate Supreme Court Marriage RulingTens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Loring Park in Minneapolis this weekend to celebrate gay pride.