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Obviously, he told them, marriage was for people of the opposite sex; it was silly to think otherwise. He and Mc Connell, a librarian, had met at a Halloween party in Oklahoma in 1966, shortly after Baker was pushed out of the Air Force for his sexuality.

From the beginning, the men were committed to one another.

On May 18, 1970, Jack Baker and Michael Mc Connell walked into a courthouse in Minneapolis, paid $10, and applied for a marriage license.

The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them.

I use a fishing metaphor for this (sorry ladies, it’s not meant in a sexist way).

If you would like to catch a nice big fish, do you put your fishing line in the middle of a clear lake where you can’t see any fish and where they aren’t biting? You put your line in a place where you know they will be hungry and you know they will be hanging out.

She planned to begin studies to become a massage therapist.

Six feet tall, her red hair a mass of curls, she was, her father would say, “the most truthful, honest, and faithful kid I’ve ever met.” Her prowess on the basketball court had attracted scholarship offers from dozens of colleges, and later she played professionally in Sicily before finding a job at Temple University, the alma mater of Bill Cosby.

In 1967, Baker proposed that they move in together.