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After SCOTUS Decision, Jack Evans and George Harris Go Get Their Marriage License

The sweeping SCOTUS decision on gay marriage, now protected and legal in all 50 states, has Dallasites lining up for marriage licenses, including Jack Evans and George Harris.
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Jack Evans and George Harris, photographed by Elizabeth Lavin.
Jack Evans and George Harris, photographed by Elizabeth Lavin.
Jack Evans and George Harris, photographed by Elizabeth Lavin.

If you recall, we wrote about Jack Evans and George Harris, a wonderful couple in their 80s who have been fighting for marriage equality in Dallas and beyond since the early ’60s, in our 40th anniversary issue. They founded what would become the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, and started The Dallas Way, a project aimed at presenting the history of the GLBT community in Dallas. They were married in March of 2014, but the marriage wasn’t recognized here. Evans and Harris have been together for nearly 55 years.

Minutes ago, to my complete delight, I saw their photo come across Twitter as they joined a growing line for marriage licenses at the Dallas Records Building, hours after the SCOTUS decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states.

Congratulations to Jack and George, congratulations to all.

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