A collection of 22 scrapbooks that document Molly McKay and Davina Kotulski's joint and individual efforts to attain marriage
equality in California from 1998-2012. The volumes contain clippings, correspondence and email, photographs, speeches, flyers,
notes and ephemera. There are also some copies of legal documents.
Davina S. Kotulski, a clinical psychologist, and Molly B. McKay, an attorney, met in 1996. They decided to get married in
September 1998 and, in June of that year, participated in the San Francisco Pride Parade, fully clad in wedding attire. A
photograph of the couple appeared on the front page of the following day's
San Francisco Examiner and would be featured on news outlets worldwide in the following fourteen years they spent together. Although both had been
marriage equality activists since 1996, this feature marked the beginning of the pair's role as a "poster couple" for the
fight for marriage equality in California in the 2000s.
22.0 scrapbooks in 9 boxes
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