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Festival of ABC: Sasha Issenberg

November 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sasha Issenberg

The Engagement: America’s Quarter Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage
In conversation with Susan Bass Levin, Former President/CEO of The Cooper Foundation & Former Mayor of Cherry Hill

Sponsored by Susan Bass Levin and Family

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal throughout the United States. But the road to victory was much longer than many know. In this seminal work, Issenberg takes us back to Hawaii in the 1990s, when that state’s courts first started grappling with the question, through the emergence of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 that raised marriage to a national issue, to the first legal same-sex weddings in Massachusetts, to the epic face-off over California’s Proposition 8, and finally to the landmark Supreme Court decisions of Windsor and Obergefell.

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November 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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