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After her traditional engagement to her high school sweetheart fell apart, Liza Monroy faced the prospect of another devastating loss: the deportation of her best friend, Emir. Desperate to stay in America, Emir tried every legal recourse to obtain a green card knowing that his return to the Middle East — where gay men are often beaten and sometimes killed — was too dangerous. So Liza proposes to Emir in efforts to keep him safe and by her side. After a fast wedding, the couple faces new adventures and obstacles in both L.A. and New York City as they dodge the INS. Through it all, Liza and Emir must contend with professional ambition, adversity, and heartbreak and eventually learn the true lessons of companionship and devotion. The Marriage Act (Soft Skull) is a timely and topical look at the changing face of marriage in America and speaks to the emergent generation forming bonds outside of tradition — and sometimes even outside the law. This event is sponsored by Q Center.