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Cory Booker delivers impassioned speech on Senate floor to underscore need for marriage equality

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Cory-Booker
The N.J. Senator took to the Senate floor to underscore the importance of nationwide marriage marriage equality, and to tell the story of Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in one of six cases to be heard by the Supreme Court. ...

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Two years after his husband’s death, Jim Obergefell is still fighting for the right to be married

Monday, March 23, 2015
In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md.
The wedding, performed on an airport tarmac in 2013, has become iconic within the marriage equality movement, a testament to a couple’s commitment and to the absurd lengths necessary to undertake for a simple ceremony. ...

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A perfect day, one year ago: The wedding that could topple Ohio’s gay marriage ban

Friday, July 11, 2014
In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md.
“We were together 20 years and 10 months,” Jim Obergefell says, sitting at the dining table of the couple’s condo in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood. Obergefell just tried watching the video of their July 2013 wedding, but he couldn’t ...

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Ohio appeals ruling that state recognize gay marriages on death certificates

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Jim Obergefell (left)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio authorities have appealed a federal judge's ruling ordering them to recognize gay marriages on death certificates. ...

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Democratic challenger urges Ohio AG to drop appeal of marriage ruling

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Jim Obergefell (left)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Democrat challenging Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is calling attention to the Republican’s ongoing fight against a deceased gay man whose last wish was to be counted as married on his death certificate. ...

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Ohio ruling likely to spark litigation aimed at striking down gay marriage ban

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md.
CINCINNATI — A federal judge’s decision ordering Ohio authorities to recognize gay marriages on death certificates may be a narrow ruling, but observers – and even the judge himself – predict it will spark further litigation aimed at striking down ...

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Federal judge hears arguments in Ohio same-sex marriage lawsuit

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Jim Obergefell (left)
CINCINNATI -- A federal judge is considering whether to allow a funeral director to remain on a lawsuit that seeks to have gay marriages recognized on Ohio death certificates despite a statewide ban, saying after a lively court hearing in ...

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Ohio man who challenged state’s gay marriage ban dies

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Gary Landers, Cincinnati Enquirer/APJim Obergefell, right, and John Arthur return from their wedding flight at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport. The couple were married during a short ceremony on the plane, on the tarmac, at Baltimore/Washington International Airport on July 11, after flying in from Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI -- John Arthur, who with his longtime partner helped lead a legal challenge to Ohio's ban on gay marriage, died early Tuesday, his attorney and a funeral home director said. ...

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Ohio lawmaker wants federal judge impeached for same-sex marriage rulings

Monday, September 23, 2013
John Becker Ohio
An Ohio state lawmaker wants the U.S. Congress to impeach a federal judge who ordered state officials to recognize the same-sex marriages of a deceased man and another terminally ill man on their death certificates. ...

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Judge sides with Ohio couple; orders gay man listed as married on death certificate

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Ohio
A recently deceased gay Ohio man must be listed on his death certificate as married and his husband must be listed as his spouse despite Ohio's gay marriage ban, a federal judge ordered Tuesday. ...

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