Greg Bourke (ND ‘82), one of the plaintiffs in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, has signed a contract with University of Notre Dame Press to publish his memoir. The book, “Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion,” will be published in October 2021.
Bourke, a lifelong Catholic, was interviewed by ABC News regarding Pope Francis’s recent support for same-sex civil unions.
Stephen Little, Bourke's acquisitions editor at Notre Dame Press, says, "While divisions and disputes tend to crop up around heated issues like gay marriage, Bourke's account is the exception." Little goes on to say, "With charity towards those on all sides, and without polemics, Bourke tells the story of a man and his family seeking to live a normal life in their country and faith. American Catholics of all stripes will have to answer the challenges raised in this book; and thanks to the author's goodwill and pleasant style, they will likely want to as well."
For more information about “Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion,” contact: Kathryn Pitts, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 574.631.3267.