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The Wedding Heard 'Round the World

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780751580037

Price: £8.99

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

Reviews

A beautiful love story, fit for admission amongst history's great classics
EDGE Media Network
A wonderfully compelling told-to story of triumph in the extraordinary lives of Michael McConnell and Jack Baker. A great and memorable read
Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the White Dog
Serves as a gentle reminder that there were couples plotting this victory long, long before a consensus formed around marriage equality
The New Republic
Their appeal is how ordinary people can do extraordinary things
Library Journal
A sweet story wrapped inside a righteous fight, told with charm and grace
Georgia Voice
A fascinating story of love and struggle that reads like a novel
Washington Book Review
A beautiful, well-written love story that is heartrending and ultimately heartwarming
New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen Boy
Definitely something to put on your must-read list
The Spectrum