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June 27, 2013 11:42 ET

The New York Times and Byliner Announce the Upcoming Publication of TO HAVE AND UPHOLD: The Supreme Court and the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage

By the Times's Supreme Court Correspondent, Adam Liptak; Immediately Available for Preorder, on Sale July 9

NEW YORK, NY and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2013) -  The U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage made for a historic day. But the struggle for the rights of gay men and lesbians to marry is a tense, complex story that has been unfolding over many years -- a story told in great sweep and detail by Adam Liptak in The New York Times / Byliner Original To Have and Uphold. The e-book is available for preorder today and will be published July 9, 2013.

Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, who has been covering the same-sex marriage debate for years, takes readers into the lawyers' offices and courtrooms, and through the arguments and opinions, where history has been debated and shaped. It is a tale filled with emotional ups and downs as proponents of same-sex marriage in California win a right, lose a ballot proposition, and debate whether to move the issue forward to a Supreme Court fight.

It is also a story with many ironies, perhaps none larger than the coming together of the lawyers David Boies and Ted Olson-who fought each other before the Court in Bush v. Gore-to press for the overturning of Proposition 8. Liptak weaves his narrative together with the kind of deep reporting and analysis that are hallmarks of his work. To Have and Uphold is truly a first draft of history.

About the Author: Adam Liptak, a lawyer, covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. Liptak was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2009 for "American Exception," a series of articles examining ways in which the American legal system differs from those of other developed nations. He received the 2010 Scripps Howard Award for Washington reporting for a five-part series on the Roberts Court.

About The New York Times: The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global multimedia news and information company with 2012 revenues of $2.0 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe,,, and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

About Byliner: Byliner works directly with the world's best writers to deliver great stories to readers. We publish original fiction and nonfiction by top authors, including bestsellers such as Amy Tan's Rules for Virgins, Jon Krakauer's Three Cups of Deceit, Ann Patchett's The Getaway Car, Nick Hornby's Everyone's Reading Bastard, Buzz Bissinger's After Friday Night Lights, Chuck Palahniuk's Phoenix, Alexandra Fuller's Falling, Richard Russo's Nate in Venice, and Sebastian Junger's A World Made of Blood. These stories are written to be read in two hours or less, and can be purchased individually through major digital bookstores. The entire Byliner Originals library is available online to Byliner subscribers, who also get access to premium content from our by-invitation community of writers -- including thousands of rarely seen and exclusive stories by bestselling authors.

To Have and Uphold is available for preorder for $1.99 as a Kindle Single at Amazon, a Quick Read at Apple's iBookstore, and a Short Read at Kobo, or at For an Advance Reading Copy or to schedule an interview with Adam Liptak, please contact Danielle Rhoades Ha at, 212-556-8719; or Clare Hertel at, 505-474-6783.

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