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I'm an attorney at Aaby Family Law in Beaverton, Oregon. (www.aabyfamilylaw.com) I practice probate and estate planning, including estate planning for same sex couples. kgapinski@aabyfamilylaw.com

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Man who challenged same sex marriage ban in Ohio has died



John Arthur and Jim Obergefell.  (Photo from Salon.com)

I previously wrote about John Arthur and Jim Obergefell, the Ohio gay couple who married in Maryland in July 2013 and who then sued the state of Ohio for recognition of their marriage.  John Arthur was terminally ill with Lou Gehrig's disease at the time of his marriage to Jim Obergefell.  Unfortunately, John Arthur passed away on October 22, 2013.  Because the couple filed a lawsuit in federal court and because Judge Timothy Black issued an injunction against the State of Ohio, it is my understanding that Jim Obergefell will be listed as John Arthur's spouse on John's death certificate. 




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