Gay Marriage Plaintiff Jim Obergefell To Join Michelle Obama For State Of The Union

Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | January 11, 2015

The White House on Sunday announced that Jim Obergefell will be among the guests seated with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

Obergefell served as lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that found that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Obergefell in 2013 married his late husband John Arthur aboard a medical transport plane parked off a Baltimore, Maryland airport runway. He sued the state of Ohio for refusing to list him as Arthur’s surviving spouse on the death certificate. Arthur died of ALS in late 2013.

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