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Jim Obergefell

Marriage Equality Plaintiff Jim Obergefell: GOP Doesn't Consider Us Human

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

As Democrats and Republicans embrace diametrically different party platforms in regard to the LGBTQ community, the presidential race has become one of...

'Justice Scalia' Is an Oxymoron

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women's reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.

Celebrating Our Right to Marry While Acknowledging the Psychological Scars

Alvin McEwen | Posted 01.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

I'm confused. Am I okay with no longer having the dream of being married and having a family because I gave up a part of my soul in order to survive? Is there a small part inside of me so deeply hidden that hasn't completely rejected the message I was given as a young gay man? The message saying: "You're a fag. And fags don't have families, children or happy endings"?

LGBT People Are More Than Just Four Initials

Annette Gross | Posted 12.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Annette Gross

I don't understand why some people have this intense need to want to marginalize and deny other people what they themselves take for granted.

The Man Who Helped Make Marriage Equality Legal Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality case, announced his support for Democratic presidential candidate...

Marriage Equality Opponents Need to Admit Actual Reason for Their Loss

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

It is well beyond time that the lgbt community recognize and call out this ridiculous Kim Davis drama for what it is - merely a sideshow to cover up the fact that the overall case against marriage equality was nothing more than a pitiful delusion.

The Gay Marriage Ruling And A Fight To Make Ohio and America Whole

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Anti-LGBT bullying and job and housing bias persist in America's heartland, as do misguided drives by some extremists to give bigotry justified by religion the force of law. But even they see the writing on the wall. The days of the gay exception are numbered.

Happy Birthday To American Hero Jim Obergefell (VIDEO)

Raymond Braun | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Raymond Braun

Jim Obergefell is the named plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court case on marriage equality. I filmed a video with Jim where he explains why marriage equality is so important and what it feels like to be the face of a case that will be written about in textbooks for decades to come.

The President Sings of Grace

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The marriage victory required decades of work by countless people. More work remains, from transgender and immigrant rights to police reform, employment protections, and rebuffing the false pose of victimhood by religious bullies.

Gay Marriage Plaintiff Gets Call From Obama Live On Air

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Friday was a great day for Jim Obergefell. The Supreme Court ruled in his favor in Obergefell v. Hodges, a decision that legalizes gay marriage in ...

The Supreme Court Has Just Destroyed Marriage

James Heffernan | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

Today, June 26, 2015, a day that will live in infamy, the Supreme Court has just destroyed the great battleship of marriage. Sent a kamizake pilot right through its bridge. Blown it to smithereens.

Jennifer Bendery

A Day In The Life Of Waiting For The Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any day now, the Supreme Court is going to hand down a major decision on same-sex marriage. And when it does, and if it rules in favor o...

Terminally Ill Gay Man Fights For State Recognition Of His Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner is reporting that a federal judge in Ohio has since ordered state officials to recognize the marriage of Arthur and O...

Terminally Ill Gay Man Gets Lifelong Wish Of Marrying Partner

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A terminally-ill Ohio man got his lifelong wish over the weekend, tying the knot with his partner of two decades -- but it wasn't an easy journey. ...