Obergefell Optimistic About Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
The U.S Supreme Court could soon release a decision that could result in one of the biggest steps toward LGBT rights in American history.
Jim Obergefell of Cincinnati married John Arthur, his partner of 20 years, before Arthur passed away in 2013. Obergefell is fighting to have his name listed on the death certificate of his partner of more than 20 years. He says being so close to a final ruling has caused nerves to set in.
“It’s bittersweet because John isn’t here with me to experience it and to understand and realize just how far our decision to fight for us and to stand up—how far that’s gone,” he said.
State officials have fought Obergefell’s case noting that voters approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2004.