Author Event: David Collins - Accidental Activists

at in store on 10/05/2017, 07:00 pm
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"Charlotte", NC
 
"525-9239"
 
"http://www.parkroadbooks.com/"
In 2013 in the state of Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state’s 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage—until, that is, despite years of conditioning that had taught them to keep a low profile, despite warnings from family and friends who feared for their safety, they agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. Two years later, they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas, but the road they traveled was never easy. Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the “personhood,” the essential humanity of gays and lesbians.

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