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The Resource Love wins : the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality, Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell

Love wins : the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality, Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell

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Love wins : the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality
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Love wins
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the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality
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Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell
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eng
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  • "The inspiring true story of the lovers and lawyers behind one of the most important national civil rights victories in decades- the legalization of same-sex marriage in all fifty states"--
  • More than twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, where gay men lived in fear of being arrested or fired from their jobs. When the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples, Jim and John--who was dying from ALS--flew to Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal, and exchanged vows. But Ohio refused to recognize their union, and they learned that John's death certificate would describe him as single. When John passed away, Jim would not only mourn a devoted partner, but would be denied acknowledgment of the life they had shared. Lawyer Al Gerhardstein, who had spent decades advocating for civil rights, saw in Jim a devastated man whose pain was compounded by the state's refusal to recognize the most important relationship in his life, and just as crucially, a legal opening that had never been fully explored in an American courtroom. Together, Al and Jim began a grueling journey, battling state leaders, lawyers, and community groups that opposed their cause, and at times even marriage equality supporters who feared the potential setback if a case was brought forward prematurely. As they moved from courtroom to courtroom, they partnered with more than fifty lawyers and plaintiffs in three other states and ultimately celebrated together in June 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, making same-sex marriage the law of the land in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v. Wade. Through intimate interviews and insider perspectives, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v. Hodges and the lives at its center.--Adapted from dust jacket
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Cenziper, Debbie
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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no index present
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non fiction
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Obergefell, James
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  • Obergefell, James
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gays
  • Lawyers
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Love wins : the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality, Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell
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Contents
Part one: Love. Indignation ; Irreconcilable differences ; The boy from Sandusky ; On the matter of family -- Part two: Law. The chicken farmer's son ; Winning for losing ; Case 773 ; Agony of law ; "Minds have changed" ; Diagnosis ; "I do" -- Part three: Loss. Duty to defend ; Good night, husband ; Twenty-one years from midnight ; Seventy-two hours ; "All of a sudden this family was born" -- Part four: Legacy. The rehearsal ; Hearts and minds ; Being there, again ; Question two ; Obergefell v. Hodges ; State interest ; Sunlight
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062456106
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016014548
Other physical details
color illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)946032025
  • (OCoLC)ocn946032025
  • 782761
Label
Love wins : the lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality, Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell
Publication
Contents
Part one: Love. Indignation ; Irreconcilable differences ; The boy from Sandusky ; On the matter of family -- Part two: Law. The chicken farmer's son ; Winning for losing ; Case 773 ; Agony of law ; "Minds have changed" ; Diagnosis ; "I do" -- Part three: Loss. Duty to defend ; Good night, husband ; Twenty-one years from midnight ; Seventy-two hours ; "All of a sudden this family was born" -- Part four: Legacy. The rehearsal ; Hearts and minds ; Being there, again ; Question two ; Obergefell v. Hodges ; State interest ; Sunlight
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062456106
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016014548
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946032025
  • (OCoLC)ocn946032025
  • 782761

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