June 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Looking back: 50 years of the Blade
gay marriage, gay news, Washington Blade

If you thought the quest for marriage equality was a modern fight, you might be surprised by this gem from the Blade archives: a 1976 essay on the need for same-sex marriage rights. 

In it, Cheryl Kimmons describes marriage as “one of the fundamental societal institutions” and cites the tax benefits of the marriage contract as one of many reasons to make it legal for gay couples.

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