Jim Obergefell: “Marriage Equality: Love Wins”

Date: Time: 7:30 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Auditorium
Additional Info: NU
Contact: Karen Wills, 402-472-9749, kwills 2@unl.edu
Twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples. Jim and John—who was dying from ALS—flew to Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal. But back home, Ohio refused to recognize their union, or even list Jim’s name on John’s death certificate. Then they met Al Gerhardstein, a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him. Sponsored by UPC Nebraska and LGBTQA+ Resource Center

Free for Nebraska students with a Valid NCard, $5 for faculty, staff, and public.

Additional Public Info:

https://involved.unl.edu/jim-obergefell

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