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Richard Frank Adams
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1947
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Death: Dec. 17, 2012
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Filipino-American gay rights activist. Adams, along with Anthony Corbett "Tony" Sullivan, gained national attention in 1975 as one of the first couples in the United States to be issued a same-sex marriage license. Their 1975 marriage certificate issued by Boulder County, Colorado eventually led to the first federal lawsuit demanding recognition of same-sex marriages and the 1982 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Adams v. Howerton that overturned the Colorado marriage. The story of Adams and Sullivan is the subject of the upcoming documentary, "Limited Partnership." 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
 
Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: Dec 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102527276
Richard Frank Adams
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Richard Frank Adams
Added by: Samuel Taylor Geer
 
 
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