Thursday, April 28, 2016

LOVE WINS: New Book on the Fight for Marriage Equality

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, Love Wins—out this June—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.
“A tender story, inspiring, and ultimately a huge celebration. . . . You will never forget Jim Obergefell and his lawyer Al Gerhardstein, two men who fought with every ounce of will they could muster. This book will become a classic.”—Erin Brockovich
To learn more about Love Wins, please check out the video below of Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author Debbie Cenziper interviewing Jim Obergefell.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Lester C. Thurow Dead at 77

Lester C. Thurow, bestselling author and MIT economist, has died at age 77.  Thurow was a leading global economist and longtime advocate for closing the wage gap between rich and poor Americans.  He embraced his role as an educator on economy, using metaphor and other devices to make his topics easy to understand.  He is survived by his wife, Anna.

The full New York Times obituary can be read here.