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Forcing the Spring - Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality

Jo Becker

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Forcing the Spring begins on Election Night 2008, when a controversial California ballot initiative called Proposition 8-which removed the right of gay men and women to marry-passed alongside Barack Obama's stunning victory. Forcing the Spring details how a small but determined group of political and media insiders took the fight for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court. Gay activists and Hollywood liberals joined together to enlist attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies-the opposing counsels on the Supreme Court's infamous Bush v. Gore ruling-to bring a controversial legal case against Proposition 8 before the highest court in the land. Forcing the Spring is the extraordinary ringside account of this unprecedented effort to shift public opinion and reengineer the political certainties of an era. Based on original interviews and in-depth reportage, Forcing the Spring is the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker, after she was exclusively embedded with the plaintiffs' legal team for more than four years, attending every day of the trial and every appellate argument. Offering behind-the-scenes coverage on the Obama administration's role-with access to all the key players in the Justice Department and the White House-Becker reveals the true story of how the president came around to embrace marriage equality and play a surprisingly critical role in the Supreme Court battle. Following the lawyers in the chambers, the political operatives in the strategy rooms, and the heroic couples at the center of this historic lawsuit, Becker weaves together the many threads of the campaign into an inspirational and eye-opening narrative. An exclusive account of a national civil rights struggle, Forcing the Spring carries readers from the first efforts to stop Proposition 8 and the campaign to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act all the way to the final suspenseful moments in the Supreme Court. A multi-angled work of journalism that examines all sides and all participants of this groundbreaking movemen

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jamie Leonhart

Length:

14h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

29:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

51:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

35:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

36:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:47