Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America’s First Gay Wedding

$17.99

SKU: 9781499809565
Author: Sanders, Rob
Illustrator: Cathro, Robbie
Publication Date: 05/04/2021
Publisher: Little Bee Books
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Description

As seen on The TODAY Show!

“Sanders tells the tale in easy-to-understand language, sweet as the frosting on the cake. . . . As beautiful as it is informative about this little-known battle in the fight for equality.” –Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Their heartwarming story-accessible to young readers-demonstrates that the essential ingredient in a cake and a marriage is love. Cathro’s affectionate illustrations-with vintage 1970s’ colors and vibes-not only expand the text but also capture its sweet spirit exactly.” –Booklist

This is the story of Jack Baker and Michael McConnell and their inspiring story becoming the first married gay couple in the US fifty years ago.

Long before marriage equality was the law of the land, two grooms stood on a wedding cake with their feet firmly planted in fluffy white frosting. That cake belonged to Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, who were wed on September 3, 1971, becoming the first same-sex couple in America to be legally married. Their struggle to obtain a marriage license in Minnesota and their subsequent appeals to the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States is an under-told story of LGBT history. This beautiful book celebrates the love story of two pioneers of marriage equality for all through the baking of their wedding cake!