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Amanda Terkel | Huffington Post | November 16, 2015
Jim Obergefell was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality case, announced his support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday.
“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,” Obergefell said in a statement. “Hillary is a proven leader who will not only ensure that states are implementing marriage equality, but will work to end discrimination in our community whether it’s by passing the Equality Act or through state measures.”
The Supreme Court legalized marriage equality nationwide in June, after Obergefell and others went before the court and asked the justices to strike down state same-sex marriage bans that barred them from getting married.