“Winning the Freedom to Marry” at the Los Angeles City Hall
Join us for the opening reception of Winning the Freedom to Marry exhibition organized by the ONE Archives Foundation and presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. This will be the first exhibition containing a collection of front pages of major newspapers across the country following each state court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Opening reception: Monday, June 6, 5:30pm
RSVP required. Please email your RSVP to Jennifer Gregg, Executive Director of the ONE Archives Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Los Angeles City Hall
3rd Floor Bridge Gallery
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
This unique set of newspaper front pages presented in Winning the Freedom to Marry was first curated and displayed in the headquarters of the organization Freedom to Marry, one of the groups that spearheaded the campaign to win same-sex marriage nationwide.
With each win, one-by-one, the organization hung a framed copy of a local newspaper headlining the freedom to marry in the new state – beginning with Massachusetts and building over time to 40 front pages, shouting the tenacity, progress, and momentum of the campaign as its strategy succeeded.
By the day of victorious U.S. Supreme Court ruling, there were 40 headlines — one for each state already won, plus one for the District of Columbia and one Spanish language paper from Miami. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court affirmed the freedom to marry nationwide.
The exhibition will remain in the City Hall East Bridge Gallery through the end of June. The City of Los Angeles celebrates LGBT Heritage Month in June, which coincides with similar PRIDE events across the nation.