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Jim Obergefell: The Battle for Marriage Equality

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Jim Obergefell: The Battle for Marriage Equality

In 2013, Jim Obergefell and his boyfriend John, who was suffering from a terminal disease, were married on the tarmac in a medical jet at an airport in Maryland. When they returned home to Ohio, they learned that marriage would not be legally recognized. This led Jim to become the lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, a 2015 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples.

In the wake of Dobbs. v. Jackson, which removed the constitutional right to abortion, Chief Justice Tomas has said that the court “should reconsider” Obergefell v. Hodges.

Now, Jim is running for the Ohio State House.

To learn more about Jim, visit his website, obergefellforohio.com.

You can also find Jim on both Instagram and Twitter at @JimObergefell

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