SCOTUS marriage plaintiff Jim Obergefell will join Sen. Cory Booker on the Senate floor today. Via press release:
Today, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will deliver remarks on the Senate floor underscoring the importance of marriage equality and sharing the story of Jim Obergefell’s struggle to have his late husband’s legal marital status acknowledged on his state-issued death certificate – a right that has been challenged by the state of Ohio all the way to the Supreme Court. Jim Obergefell is now the lead petitioner in Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidation of six cases from four states—which addresses the question of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to recognize a same-sex marriage licensed in another state. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on April 28, 2015.
The speeches will be live-streamed at 4PM.