Love Wins

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The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades—the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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 forceful and deeply affecting narrative—Part Erin Brockovich, part Milk, part Still Alice—chronicles how this grieving man and his lawyer, against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history. It is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come.


  • 001 Love Wins

    Duração: 37s
  • 002 Prologue

    Duração: 09min
  • 003 Part I-Chapter 01

    Duração: 15min
  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duração: 22min
  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duração: 17min
  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duração: 18min
  • 007 Part II-Chapter 05

    Duração: 25min
  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duração: 19min
  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duração: 20min
  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duração: 20min
  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duração: 10min
  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duração: 33min
  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duração: 23min
  • 014 Part III-Chapter 12

    Duração: 13min
  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duração: 22min
  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duração: 21min
  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duração: 18min
  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duração: 19min
  • 019 Part IV-Chapter 17

    Duração: 20min
  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duração: 26min
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