Guests: Jim Obergefell and Debbie Cenziper
Almost a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of gay couples to marry with the 5-4 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. The plaintiff in the case, JIM OBERGEFELL, had married his long-term partner John Arthur in Maryland but Ohio, where the couple lived, had a ban on same-sex marriage and when Arthur died from A.L.S., the state refused to recognize Obergefell as the spouse on the death certificate. This started the lawsuit that eventually led to the landmark victory. Obergefell has written a book with Pulitzer prize-winning Washington Post reporter DEBBIE CENZIPER about the fight for same-sex marriage called Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality. Their book and its title carries even more power today in light of the horrific attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Marty talks to Obergefell and Cenziper about Love Wins, the LGBT community’s to the shooting, and the fight for gay rights.