Equal Before the Law Book Discussion at ICPL

by on June 10th, 2015

On April 3, 2009, a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court made Iowa the third state in the nation to permit same-sex couples to marry. E

Equal Before The Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality by award-winning reporters Tom Witosky and Marc Hansen tells the stories behind this issue and traces the decisions impact.

Witosky and Hansen’s research and interviews with dozens of key figures – politicians, lawyers, and the people personally involved — show that no one should have been surprised by the 2009 decision. Iowans have a long history of leadership on civil rights, as illustrated by the state motto adopted in 1847: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.”

Join Witosky and Hansen for a book discussion from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21, in Meeting Room A.

This event is sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and University of Iowa Press. It is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast live on The Library Channel, cable channel 20.

For more information, contact the Library at (319) 356-5200.

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