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1971 wedding led to Thursday’s planned same-sex marriage celebration in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL — Jack Baker and Michael McConnell began the fight that ends in victory Thursday as gay couples around Minnesota get married.


Many news stories will proclaim the Thursday festivities as the first legal same-sex marriages in the state. But Baker and McConnell would beg to differ, having exchanged vows in a Victorian Minneapolis house on Sept. 3, 1971.

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