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Marriage matters : in the 26th year of our relationship, we wrote the story of our love and life together: Home

Artists' Books
Cheri Gaulke, Sue Maberry
Art Library Rare Books Collection: HQ 1034 .U5 G285 2005 box 24.1

In a year of intensifying public debate about the freedom to marry, Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry invited 10 lesbian and gay couples to go to Sears and have their portraits taken. The portraits were accompanied by personal stories and the story of Maberry and Gaulke’s own 26-year relationship in an artists’ book, Marriage Matters. The book raises the question “when your relationship is not legally recognized, what does marriage matter?” Ten lesbian and gay families reflect upon this question and the matter of their lives together. The Sears portraits give a glimpse of these queer (not strange) families