Artwork Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Artwork Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Committee: Community Resources

Total Cost: $75,000

Location: To be determined with community input


Short Description:

Create an art installation celebrating Cambridge as the first City in the United States to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The planning and design process will include local artists, LGBTQ+ groups and advocates, and the general public.


Long Description:

The City of Cambridge made history on May 17, 2004 by issuing the first same-sex marriage licenses in the nation. A public art installation would provide the community with a permanent tribute to this momentous event. Further, the planning and design process would be an opportunity for many different groups to come together in a way that honors the unity of the event itself.

Cambridge is continually on the forefront of inclusive social movements. It also has a long and robust history of meaningful public art. This art installation would represent a joining of these two traditions. It would benefit not just the groups it honors, but all citizens who relish the City’s proud social and cultural identities.


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  • Brad Kay.Goodman
    commented 2018-11-27 10:35:52 -0500
    This idea is terrific, we should celebrate cultural identities and that our city helped usher in same-sex marriage.