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Marriage Equality Collection | University of North Texas Special Collections

Collection Overview

Title: Marriage Equality CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0879
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: 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.
Date Acquired: 07/00/2015. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

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Ephemera in support of marriage equality that was gathered on Supreme Court lawn, June 26, 2015.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2015-030
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Dreanna Belden
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: Marriage Equality Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Processing Information: This collection was processed by Catherine Keenan on 5/3/2017

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode: 642503
Item 1: ACLU FlagAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Blue Equality FlagAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Red Equality FlagAdd to your cart.
Item 4: National LGBTQ Task Force SignAdd to your cart.
Item 5: "I Support Equality" Bumper StickerAdd to your cart.
Item 6: "America Is Ready for the Freedom to Marry" Sign (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Item 7: "America Is Ready for the Freedom to Marry" Sign (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Ya Es Hora! Apoyo El Matrimonio para Todos" SignAdd to your cart.

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