1971 Gay Marriage Bureau Takeover - NYC

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    I have never seen this before...We have been fighting for marriage a lot longer than I thought.

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    Part 3

  • slimnmuscly

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    Jun 05, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    Incredible footage. So many telling details about what gay people had to deal with not that long ago -- starting with the fact that this protest / engagement party was responding not to the denial of a marriage license but to the city clerk threatening a church for performing an "illegal" gay union.

    I love the activists' mix of humor and rage -- the way they shout down a homophobe near the end is just awesome -- and how they get nervous or caught off guard at times but regain their confidence. And the bureaucrats couldn't be more classic.

    Thanks so much for posting this.

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    Jun 11, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    lol Interesting... I wonder how old they are now.

  • Jun 15, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    Wow I wasn't even around yet icon_lol.gif