Sunday, October 16, 2016

Obergefell Speaks on Landmark Case

 Yesterday (10/15) Tom and I attended an "author talk" by Jim Obergefell at the 2016 Books by the Banks event at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

 The talk was moderated by John Faherty, Executive Director of The Mercantile Library.

John Faherty (l) and Jim Obergefell

Obergefell was instrumental in making same sex marriage legal in the United states. The case - Obergefell v. Hodges - concluded that "the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples". See the Wikipedia entry by clicking here.

The case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2015.

Tom bought Obergefell's book (Love Wins) and had it signed when it was first released. Obergefell also met with readers at a table at Books by the Banks.

 The hour long talk allowed for questions from the audience.

Jim Obergefell

 While at the event Tom met with illustrator/author Loren Long, too.

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