Gay Rights Advocate Jim Obergefell To Run For Ohio House
Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell who was the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide announced he’s running for a seat in the Ohio legislature.
Obergefell announced his bid Tuesday and said he wants Ohio to be a place where people feel they have equal opportunity.
His name was atop the landmark 2015 ruling that ended same-sex marriage bans and made him a visible figure in the marriage-equality movement.
The Democrat will run for the Ohio House in a district that includes his hometown of Sandusky and has been dominated by Republicans the past eight years.