Thanks To Jim Obergefell, Lead Plaintiff

 

Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 States

 

Bans on Same-sex Marriage is Unconstitutional

An historic day in America

.Jim was interviewed by CNN’s Pamela Brown and said, in part:

“I don’t feel worthy…it’s hard to let it sink in.”

His decision “was based on Ohio’s refusal to list my name on the death certificate of my husband, John.”

President Obama called Jim on his cellphone, congratulated him, and said, “You have helped change our country.”

After a few minutes, President Obama made a statement from the White House on the same-sex marriage Supreme Court decision.  Parts of his statement, as I took notes while he spoke, follows:

“A thunderbolt…guarantees more equality…equal protection under the law…ends patchwork system of legal marriage in some and not in others…offers same-sex couples dignity…victory for Jim and other plaintiffs and gay/lesbian couples and their children to have respected lives…victory for America…we are all free…seemed slow for so long; shift has been so quick…for all our differences, we are one people…how you love and who you love is possible now…we’ve made our union a little more perfect…this is the consequence of small acts of courage of millions of people across decades who stood up and came out…who love their children…believed in themselves and who they were…ordinary people do extraordinary things.

America should be very proud.”

Yes, indeed.

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4 responses to “Thanks To Jim Obergefell, Lead Plaintiff

  1. Another national milestone in the quest for a more equitable Democracy — another excuse for the low-information slope heads of the prejudiced clueless horde of bigots to seek exemptions and redress for their imagined greviances —- and oh by the way, did I ever tell you how absolutely beautiful the header on your blog is? I absolutely love it!

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    • Hi John. Yes, those hordes you speak of will always “redress” their grievances. They can’t shut up and stop their flapping lips. The “candidates” for nomination are clamoring to subdue their constituents by repeating the states should have the say about marriage. Hogwash! Thank you so much for your comment and about liking the header image. I change it every so often, particularly when I’ve posted about a “stronger” topic. I have lots of great images that I got from a certain site which are just the right size. So glad you took a look at my blog. 🙂

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