Canadian Museum for Human Rights wants your same-sex marriage photos
Imagine that one day, people will look back and go, "What the frack was all that fuss over same-sex marriage about?" Or perhaps even be shocked and perplexed to find out there was a time when it wasn't legal. (Well, actually, some of us already are.)
In 2003, Ontario became the first Canadian province to allow same-sex couples to legally marry, and eight provinces followed thereafter. Then in 2005, the federal government passed the Civil Marriage Act, which made Canada the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationally. (It was the first country outside Europe, after the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain.)
This civil rights struggle of our time is going to be chronicled by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, in Winnipeg, Manitoba—for one of their inaugural exhibits, no less. (The opening date of the museum has been delayed and may be either in 2014 or possibly 2015).
Do you have photos(and stories) of your same-sex wedding that you'd like to share with the world? If so, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights wants them. They're particulary interested in photos that will help to capture Canadian diversity.
The deadline is March 15. For more information and submission instructions, visit the museum website.
Although the emphasis is on Canadians, the historic domestic change also drew numerous foreigners, including columnist Dan Savage (he married his boyfriend in Vancouver in 2005 before same-sex marriage became legal in Washington State in December 2012), who traveled to Canada to get married.