Ann Arbor, Big Picture, Interview, LGBT, Photos — March 22, 2015 at 7:24 am

INTERVIEW (with photos) with one of Michigan’s rare married same-sex couples on their one-year anniversary


One year ago today, Anne and I spent an extraordinary day at the County Clerk’s offices in Washtenaw and Oakland counties, watching as some of the 300+ same-sex couples were legally married for the first time in our state’s history. You can revisit that day with us in the post (HERE) that we put up featuring many of Anne’s outstanding photographs.

We even got to see Judith Levy, the first openly-gay federal judge in the 6th Circuit Court perform the first ceremony of the day in Washtenaw County:

As a follow-up to that day, Anne did an interview with Connie Greer and Diane VanDorn, two women from our hometown of Dexter who Anne had shadowed the day they were married to document their experience. You can see the photos of Connie and Diane in Anne’s piece “More than just security for your family, a marriage license gives same-sex couples a feeling of legitimacy.“.