New location for Love Wins to accommodate guests

Ticket sales exceeded library capacity
New location for Love Wins to accommodate guests
Posted at 3:12 PM, Jun 27, 2016

CINCINNATI -- The Mercantile Library’s panel discussion about the events leading up to the legalization of same-sex marriage will now be held at the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Cincinnati Hotel after ticket sales exceeded library capacity.

John Faherty, executive director of Mercantile Library, said response to the event has been “overwhelmingly positive.”

“Ticket sales have exceeded the Library’s capacity,” Faherty said. “Luckily, we have a great venue right across the street, and now can accommodate even more guests.”

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The June 30 panel, Love Wins, is comprised of Cincinnati author and lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell, attorneys Scott Knox and Al Gerhardstein and Judge Martha Daughtery. They will discuss the events leading up to the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Marianna Bettman, retired judge and law professor, will moderate the discussion.

The event has a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Mercantile Library members and $30 for non-members.

The panel takes place less than a week after the Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival. View our gallery of photos here.