‘In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center. This is a story of law and love—and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered.

Twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled 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. But back home, Ohio refused to recognize their union, or even list Jim’s name on John’s death certificate. Then they met Al Gerhardstein, a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him.’

This book was amazing.

This fantastic book tells the moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the historic Supreme Court case that led to the legalization of same-sex marriage.

This fascinating story is equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. It follows the journey of a grieving man and his lawyer, who against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history.

I knew this was going to be a powerful and moving story I just didn’t expect it to be a forceful and emotional as it was. I could not put this book down and I havent stopped talking about it since I finished it.

If you havent read this book yet, go and get yourself a copy now.

Love Wins by Debbie Cenziper is a must read book that will stay with you long after the final page.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker