Book cover of The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage by Sasha Issenbergby Sasha Issenberg

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR The riveting story of the conflict over same-sex marriage in the United States—the most significant civil rights breakthrough of the new millennium

“Full of intimate details, battling personalities, heated court cases, public persuasion.”  —John Williams, The New York Times

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal across the United States. But the road to that momentous decision was much longer than many know. In this definitive account, Sasha Issenberg vividly guides us through same-sex marriage’s unexpected path from the unimaginable to the inevitable.

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