We tend to view gay marriage as a cultural and legal development of the 21st century.
But did you know that some early Americans lived openly in same-sex marriages?
Rachel Hope Cleves, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and author of Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, will reveal the story of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, women who lived openly as a married couple in Weybridge, Vermont between 1807 and 1851.
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