[Ads-l] Antedating of "Gay Marriage"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 27 11:53:02 EDT 2017


"Dorian”?  Just as well *that* didn’t catch on—Wilde is one thing, but I can’t imagine who in the Mattachine thought a shout-out to Dorian Gray was a good idea.

And "mutually bonded” sounds a bit…well, dry, but that resolution didn’t carry.

LH

> On Jul 27, 2017, at 11:49 AM, David Kendal <me at DPK.IO> wrote:
> 
> On 26 Jul 2017, at 22:18, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> 
>> gay marriage (OED 1971)
>> 
>> 
>> 1964 _Gay_ (Toronto, Canada) 15 June 8 (Archives of Sexuality & Gender) 
>> If such value is put on gay marriage by men of God, surely we, ourselves
>> should take it more seriously and even society will see the advantages of
>> encouraging gay people to hold up their heads and be proud that they are
>> creatures of God with the courage of their convictions.
> 
> I uncovered and submitted this 1964 example in October last year:
> <http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00004805/00001/11j>
> 
> But it appears Ammon Shea has pipped us both to the post with this 1954
> discovery:
> <https://twitter.com/ammonshea/status/890588627377553408>
> 
>> Fred Shapiro
> 
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