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Obergefell v. Hodges
Citation:135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015)
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James Obergefell and John Arthur began a committed relationship two decades ago. After Arthur was diagnosed with ALS, they resolved to marry before he died. They travelled from Ohio to Maryland to do so, since Maryland allowed same-sex marriage. Ohio law did not permit Obergefell to be listed as the surviving spouse on Arthur’s death certificate. He brought suit to be shown as the surviving spouse on Arthur’s death certificate.
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