How Love Won

Behind the Landmark Marriage Equality Decision
Mon, 13 February, 2017 1:15pm
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The author, the plaintiff, and the lawyer for the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges reunite at the George Washington University on Monday, February 13.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist and co-author of Love Wins Debbie Cenziper will join named plaintiff and co-author Jim Obergefell and Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, one of the two lawyers who argued the case before the Supreme Court, for a behind the scenes look at the most important civil rights victory in decades.

In June 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. GW School of Media and Public Affairs assistant professor Debbie Cenziper and co-author Jim Obergefell tell that story of law, grief and love in Love Wins: the Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality.

SPEAKERS

Debbie Cenziper, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University; Co-author, Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Jim Obergefell, Named Plaintiff, Obergefell v. Hodges; Co-author, Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality

Steven Roberts, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University (moderator)