A year ago Sunday, Jack Evans and George Harris became the first same-sex couple to be married in Dallas County in Texas. But they were icons in the city for more than 50 years, about the length of time the two had been together before finally being allowed to get married. They married a day after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
“Their fingerprints are on every major gay and lesbian organization in this city,” friend and former Dallas City Council Member Chris Luna tells the Dallas Morning News.
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.