It was a day millions of LGBT Americans never thought they would see in their lifetime; the gay civil rights pioneers who gave birth to our Community could only dream of. The day same-sex marriage was full recognized across the country by decree of Supreme Court of the United States.
As Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the court’s ruling,
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were. “Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
John Arthur and lead plaintiff in the landmark case, Jim Obergefell were married on a plane over Baltimore prior to the decision before John passed away from ALS when same sex marriage was illegal in in Ohio. Last week, the street they lived on in their hometown of Cincinnati was renamed “John Arthur & Jim Obergefell Way.”
According to LGBTQnation.com
“John always wanted to leave a mark on Cincinnati,” Obergefell told WCPO, the city’s ABC station. “That was something he really wanted to do. He didn’t have that chance, but now he does. I’m incredibly grateful and I know John would be as well.”
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