Cincinnati To Rename Street For Jim Obergefell And His Late Husband

Jim Obergefell was the plaintiff named in the the landmark civil rights case, Obergefell v. Hodges, that helped bring marriage equality to all 50 states.

And now, the city of Cincinnati has voted to rename a street in honor of Jim, and his late husband, John Arthur.

From WCPO Cincinnati (ABC):

The city honored the Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage legal across the U.S.  City council members voted unanimously Wednesday to give Mercer Street the honorary name “John Arthur & Jim Obergefell Way” after Obergefell, the plaintiff in the case, and Arthur, his deceased husband.

“John always wanted to leave a mark on Cincinnati,” Obergefell said Wednesday. “That was something he really wanted to do. He didn’t have that chance, but now he does. I’m incredibly grateful and I know John would be as well.” Obergefell and Arthur lived in Cincinnati for more than 20 years. They lived on Mercer Street — now named in their honor — at the time of Arthur’s death.


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