Love-Politics: Lesbian Wedding Practices in Canada and the United States from the 1920s to the 1970s

  title={Love-Politics: Lesbian Wedding Practices in Canada and the United States from the 1920s to the 1970s},
  author={Elise Chenier},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={294 - 321}
  • Elise Chenier
  • Published 10 April 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
I n 1972 t h e B r o o k l y n B a s e d lesbian feminist periodical Echo of Sappho profiled Sandy and June, a white butch and femme couple, on the occasion of their recent wedding ceremony. Sandy and June were one among hundreds of same-sex couples who had exchanged vows at Father Robert Mary Clement’s Church of the Beloved Disciple, which opened in 1970 to cater to the spiritual needs of lesbians and gays. When asked how they felt about their wedding “in relationship to the women’s movement… 

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