Tag Archives: Jim Obergefell

Democrats Celebrate Anniversaries Of Obergefell, Windsor, And Lawrence Rulings For LGBT Civil Rights

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: On the 3rd anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5th anniversary of U.S. v. Windsor, and the 15th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: “Before the Supreme Court handed down its decision in U.S. v. Windsor five years ago, Edie Windsor said, ‘I think justice will …

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CINCINNATI: City Leaders Vote Unanimously To Rename Street For Jim Obergefell And His Late Husband

Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate reports: The city honored the Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage legal across the U.S.  City council members voted unanimously Wednesday to give Mercer Street the honorary name “John Arthur & Jim Obergefell Way” after Obergefell, the plaintiff in the case, and Arthur, his deceased husband. “John …

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama’s Final SOTU

President Obama’s final State Of The Union address begins at 9PM Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House video stream, which at this writing is broadcasting prerecorded messages from the president and vice president. All eyes tonight will be on Jim Obergefell and Kim Davis, the hero and villain of same-sex marriage. Watch along with us.

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NOM “Demands” President Obama Leave Empty Seat At SOTU To Represent 50 Million American Bigots

L to the O to the L. Via press release: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today sharply condemned President Obama for inviting Jim Obergefell, one of the plaintiffs whose case was used by the US Supreme Court to impose same-sex ‘marriage’ on the nation, to attend the State of the Union speech and called for the Republican leadership to …

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Jim Obergefell To Sit With First Lady During SOTU

This morning the White House announced that Jim Obergefell will be among the guests seated with the First Lady during President Obama’s final State Of The Union address. From their bio on Obergefell: Jim Obergefell was the named plaintiff in the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, which ruled same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. In …

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Jim Obergefell Endorses Hillary Clinton

Chris Johnson has the quote at the Washington Blade: “We have fought to not only change laws, but to change hearts, and now we need a president who will help us fight to eliminate the injustices that occur regularly in our community, and the best person to do that is Hillary Clinton. Hillary is a proven leader who will not …

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Jim Obergefell To Kim Davis: You’re Not Above The Law

Marriage equality champion Jim Obergefell has penned an open letter to Kim Davis. Via the ACLU, here’s the full text of his letter: “As you may know, when you fall in love with someone, you hand your heart and soul over to them. Anyone who has committed to sharing their life with another human and forming a family unit knows …

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NEW YORK CITY: President Obama Embraces Jim Obergefell At DNC’s Glittery Annual LGBT Gala

Last night the Democratic National Committee held its annual LGBT gala at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, where President Obama warmly embraced SCOTUS champion Jim Obergefell. Over 500 donors attended the event, paying from $1200 to the Federal Election Commission maximum of $33,400 per ticket. CNN reports on Obama’s remarks to the crowd: “One of their leading candidates argued that going to …

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Tweet Of The Week: Jim Obergefell

BOOM! Obergefell’s tweet links to today’s batshittery in Tennessee, where two of God’s Own Lawmakers have vowed to void the Supreme Court with a bill just like all the dozens already struck down. This time it will WORK, people! Bryan Fischer is ecstatic: “Two Tennessee lawmakers are showing the rest of the United States the way to strike a lethal …

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OHIO: Lawyers For Jim Obergefell Hit State With Demand For $1.1 Million In Legal Fees

And they might get a lot more than that. The Associated Press reports: Attorneys who brought the Ohio lawsuit that led to a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage want a judge to approve their request for more than $1 million in legal fees and expenses from the state. The attorneys say the request is reasonable because of the difficulty …

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Jim Obergefell To GOP Presidential Candidates: Defend Same-Sex Marriage

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Quote Of The Day – Jim Obergefell

“I would like future law students to know that my case as well as the cases of the other plaintiffs that really it was about love. Telling our government that our love is just as worthy as any other love. The fact that standing up for that love led to such a momentous change proves that it’s a very powerful …

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PHILADELPHIA: Jim Obergefell Places Wreath At Site Of 1965 Gay Rights Rally

Via the Associated Press: Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man at the center of the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. Sullivan, 17, offered her embrace before a ceremony Thursday where Obergefell helped place a wreath at …

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Jim Obergefell Joins Twitter

Excited to be on @Twitter and to be a champion for #LGBTEquality — Jim Obergefell (@JimObergefell) July 1, 2015

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President Obama Calls Jim Obergefell

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SCOTUS RULES FOR MARRIAGE!!!

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A YouTube Chat With Jim Obergefell

Clip recap: In his very first YouTube interview, Jim shares the details of his personal journey that has led him to the Supreme Court and branded him the face of marriage equality. Jim wants to share his story with the millennial generation, which will hopefully soon experience marriage equality as a protected right. Watch Jim’s YouTube debut as he sits …

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Jim Obergefell Is At SCOTUS

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Jim Obergefell Is At The Supreme Court

Another morning of holding our breath. SCOTUSblog will begin its live-blog at 9AM and today’s rulings are due at 10AM.

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Quote Of The Day – Jim Obergefell

“It’s incredible to think that my name, John’s and my story, is a landmark case that will be in history books. That’s an incredible thing, on an intellectual level. It’s the emotional level where I’m still catching up to that. It just doesn’t seem possible, and it doesn’t seem at all possible that I’m the person at the center of …

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