Jim Obergefell’s Poignant Statement on the Marriage Equality Decision

When Jim Obergefell’s husband John Arthur passed away from ALS in 2013, their home state of Ohio would neither honor their out-of-state marriage, nor allow Jim’s name to be listed on John’s death certificate. Thus began Jim’s quest for justice, a quest that, along with the work of countless other plantiffs, lawyers, and activists, brought us to today’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States. Here’s his poignant reaction to the news: 

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