Gay Marriage Bureau Takeover in New York City

This is pretty cool!   40+  years  ago….June 4, 1971. Less than two years after the Stonewall uprising, a group of men and women from the Gay Activists Alliance
(GAA) walked into the New York City Marriage License Bureau carrying
coffee urns and boxes of cake to hold an engagement party for two male
couples and to protest the “slander” of City Clerk Herman Katz, who had
threatened legal action against same-sex “holy unions” being performed
— yes, already then, in 1971 — by the Church of the Beloved Disciple,
which had a largely gay congregation.
There was a great article with some awesome vintage video yesterday at the Atlantic!
 

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