As far as domestic issues go, the fight for marriage equality has been one of the most prolific in the modern era. It’s an issue that will take quite some time to fully grasp.
The Supreme Court has been looking at and reviewing gay marriage issues for quite some time, and some such as Jim Obergefell are eagerly awaiting what the Supreme Court’s final decision is. Obergefell and his partner, John Arthur, made the decision to get married nearly two years ago when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Obergefell decided to sue the state of Ohio so that the state would recognize his marriage on Arthur’s death certificate, who is currently suffering from ALS. CipherCloud reports that Arthur sadly passed away in October of 2013 and Obergefell has pressed on with his case and made it all the way to the Supreme Court, still waiting what the final ruling is. In fact he has been the first in line at the court so he can hear the final decision of the case, Thursday morning being his fourth day of waiting.
When asked about it, Obergefell said that he was doing this because he promised John that he would stick with this case until the end, and wanted to make sure he was present when the court handed down it’s final decision on the case.