Forcing the Spring
Inside the Fight for Marriage EqualityBook - 2014
"Forcing the Spring begins on Election Night 2008, when a controversial California ballot initiative called Proposition 8--which removed the right of gay men and women to marry--passed alongside Barack Obama's stunning victory. Forcing the Spring details how a small but determined group of political and media insiders took the fight for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court. Gay activists and Hollywood liberals joined together to enlist attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies-- the opposing counsels on the Supreme Court's infamous Bush v. Gore ruling-- to bring a controversial legal case against Proposition 8 before the highest court in the land. Forcing the Spring is the extraordinary ringside account of this unprecedented effort to shift public opinion and reengineer the political certainties of an era"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2014
Branch Call Number: 346.79401 B3957f 2014
Characteristics: 470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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A Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist details how a small but determined group of political and media insiders took the fight for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court.
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