The lead plaintiff in the controversial Supreme Court gay marriage case, Jim Obergefell, will be releasing a book.
Plaintiff in same-sex marriage ruling to release book
Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Obergefell v Hodges supreme court case that legalised same-sex marriage in the US, will be releasing a book soon.
Obergefell is uniting with Washington Post journalist Debbie Cenziper to release '21 Years to Midnight.'
According to William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, the book is scheduled for a June release to mark the 5-4 ruling's anniversary.
"When John and I made the decision to stand up for our marriage and the commitments we'd made, we did so with no thought about where our fight might take us," Obergefell said in a statement.
"This book will tell the story of that unexpected journey from the perspective of our 21-year relationship and the overall marriage equality movement."
Obergefell began his legal battle following the death of his late husband John Arthur, who died of ALS.
Following his bereavement, the state of Ohio refused to list Obergefell as Arthur's surviving spouse on Arthur's death certificates.
Obergefell took his case to court, where it eventually found its way to the Supreme Court, and lead to the much talked about ruling. with Justice Anthony Kennedy describing marriage is a "profound" constitutional right for all.
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