Jim Obergefell Joins Twitter

  • Nexus1

    He’s such a sweet and genuine man. I’m glad we get to still hear from him after the SCOTUS ruling. His voice deserves to be part of the national conversation.

  • another_steve

    Jim’s a remarkably articulate spokesman for our movement. Following the SCOTUS ruling, he was the go-to guy for much of the news media.

    We’re so lucky to have him and his courage and his perseverance in our time.

  • Ninja0980

    As I said last week, Jim was just like Edie Windsor in that he didn’t go looking for the spotlight or a fight.
    All he wanted was the acknowledgement of the 20 years he spent with his beloved husband John.
    And the state of OH said that as far as they were concerned, that relationship didn’t exist.
    And just like Edie, Jim decided that injustice wouldn’t stand and fought back and in doing so, got justice for all of us to ensure the heartbreak he and so many other same sex couples went through will never happen again.

  • bkmn

    Jim exemplifies the qualities that led the way to equality – perseverance, integrity, consistency, honesty and love. The same holds for Edie Windsor, Robbie Kaplan, Evan Wolfson, and all those who were in it for the long fight. My list is incomplete, please feel free to add to it.

    • 2amor

      Evan Wolfson, Evan Wolfson, Evan Wolfson….. Did I mention Evan Wolfson?

    • another_steve

      All the pioneering lesbian and gay couples from the 1970s, 80s and 90s who fought for equality in their own ways. Often quietly and out of the spotlight.

      Just as there was a “Gay Liberation Movement” prior to the Stonewall riots of 1969, there was a same-sex couple movement prior to the 2000’s.

      Historians reading here: Please remember their/our stories.

  • Ninja0980

    Let me add one more thing about the victory last week.
    Now that all the bans have been struck down, my one friend whom I’ve talked on here before is finally going to be able to do something he and husband (high school sweethearts) have been wanting to do for a long time.
    And that is to travel cross country and go to Disney World.
    They didn’t do any of those things before hand due to the fear that if something happened to him in a non marriage state, his bigoted parents who kicked him out of the house at the end of his junior year when he was still 16 would do what other bigoted family members have done and cut off the loving spouse and take over everything.
    That fear is now gone thanks to Jim and the other brave couples who fought not just for themselves but for all of us.

  • bobbybear.i.am

    I followed him as soon as I heard he was on Twitter and he followed me back. 😀

    • Todd Allis

      He just followed me back a few hours ago. 😀

  • BudClark

    Such a simple thing … being able to travel from east to west or north to south without fear of having your children ripped from your arms or being barred from a suddenly seriously ill spouse’s bedside.

    It really doesn’t occur to straight couples, does it? They take those rights for granted.

    As long as my husband was alive (he died on June 1, 2012), I carried a full-size laminated, notarized copy of our marriage license in my purse wherever I went.

    So did he.

    How degrading and insulting to have to do that!