The First County Clerk To Issue a Gay Marriage License Is Such a Badass

Rich Juzwiak · 06/16/15 02:05PM

In 1975, a county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, did what no person had done before: she granted a marriage license to a same-sex couple. Clela Rorex says when Dave McCord and Dave Zamora asked for a marriage license, she was “faced with a very profound type of moral issue”: “Would I discriminate against two people of the same sex when I had been so involved for the last few years of my life of fighting discrimination against women?”