In the November 2006 general election, Wisconsin voters passed a resolution to amend the state constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages and civil unions. Shall Not Be Recognized: Portraits of Same-Sex Couples exhibit, documented the experiences of thirty same-sex couples in long-term, committed relationships in the area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during that time. The traveling exhibit was a collaboration between author Will Fellows and photographer Jeff Pearcy. This text corpus is derived from the oral histories that were part of the exhibition.
The oral histories and photographs are online here: https://uwm.edu/lib-collections/shall-not-be-recognized/.
The full finding aid for the collection can be found here: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-uwmmss0263
UWM Libraries, "Shall Not Be Recognized Exhibition Records: Text Corpus of AV Materials" (2021). LGBTQ+ Text Corpus. 8.