Assign Id: 30174187A
Michael McConnell, 72, (he turns 73 on May 18, 2015) and Richard John (commonly known as "Jack") Baker, 73, have a 35-box archive collection of their legal and personal records, called the "Michael McConnell Files", at the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tretter Collection curator Lisa Vecoli shows a Times photographer the location of the full collection amidst other collections on May 5, 2015.
The couple, who have been a couple for 48 years, sought to have their 1971 marriage legally recognized, appealing their case Baker v. Nelson all the way to the United States Supreme Court. where the court dismissed the appeal "for want of a substantial federal question."
McConnell accompanied a Times reporter and photographer to the library to locate original documents for reporting purposes.
Photo by Angela Jimenez for The New York Times
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