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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 as same-sex married couples?
Rachel Hope Cleves, a Professor of History at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and author of Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, reveals the story of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, women who lived as a married couple in Weybridge, Vermont between 1807 and 1851.
This episode originally posted as Episode 013.
Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/215
- Episode 004: Thomas Foster, Sex and the Founding Fathers
- Episode 027: Lisa Wilson, A History of Stepfamilies in Early America
- Episode 032: Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, One Colonial Woman’s World
- Episode 120: Marcia Zug, A History of Mail Order Brides in Early America
- Episode 175: Daniel Epstein, House Divided: The Revolution in Ben Franklin’s House
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