01/AR0879 Guide to the Marriage Equality Collection Marriage Equality Collection

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2017-05-03
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, 76203 URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
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Guide to the Marriage Equality Collection University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Marriage Equality Collection 01/AR0879 1.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
Ephemera in support of marriage equality that was gathered on Supreme Court lawn, June 26, 2015.
Administrative History:

During the Obergefell v. Hodges case, groups of same-sex couples sued their relevant state agencies in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tenessee to challenge the constituationality of those states' bans on same-sex marriage or refusal to recognize legal same-sex marriages that occurred in jurisdictions that provided for such marriages. The Obergefell v. Hodges case overturned the previous decision of Baker v.s Nelson that state level bans on same-sex marriage were constitutional, holding in a 5-4 decision that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Previous to the Obergefell decision, thirty-six states, the District of Columbia, and Guam had issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2015-030

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Catherine Keenan on 5/3/2017

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Marriage Equality Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The items are arranged in an oversized box according to size. The flags are grouped together alongside the hand-held LGBTQ task force sign and bumper sticker, with the larger signs beneath them.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains ephemera in support of marriage equality, gathered on the Supreme Court lawn in June of 2015. These artifacts include hand-held flags from the ACLU, a bumper sticker, and signs in support of marriage equality.

Detailed List of Contents id168804 1 642503 id168805 1 1 ACLU Flag id168806 1 2 Blue Equality Flag id168807 1 3 Red Equality Flag id168808 1 4 National LGBTQ Task Force Sign id168809 1 5 "I Support Equality" Bumper Sticker id168810 1 6 "America Is Ready for the Freedom to Marry" Sign (1 of 2) id168812 1 7 "America Is Ready for the Freedom to Marry" Sign (2 of 2) id168811 1 8 "Ya Es Hora! Apoyo El Matrimonio para Todos" Sign