Jim Obergefell Inks Deal With William Morrow

By Maryann Yin 

William Morrow Logo (GalleyCat)Jim Obergefell, the famed plaintiff of the Obergefell v. Hodges case, has landed a deal with the HarperCollins imprint, William Morrow. On the issue of Obergefell’s case, the United States Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

The Associated Press reports that Obergefell will collaborate with Debbie Cenziper, a journalist at the Washington Post, on a book entitled 21 Years to Midnight. The publisher has scheduled the release for June 2016 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the landmark ruling. 20th Century Fox has already snatched up the film rights to the book.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “Mr. Obergefell, an Ohio real estate agent, married his longtime partner, John Arthur, in 2013 in Maryland. When Mr. Arthur died, Ohio refused to list Mr. Obergefell as his spouse on the death certificate, so Mr. Obergefell sued. A finished film is at least two years away. Fox 2000 will next work to find a screenwriter to collaborate with Mr. Obergefell and Ms. Cenziper.” (via Entertainment Weekly)