Jim Obergefell

Jim Obergefell

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, is a speaker on LGBTQ+ equality and civil rights and the co-founder of Equality Vines, a cause-based wine label supporting equality organizations. Jim is the President of the WebQ Board of Directors and serves on advisory boards for the GLBT Historical Society and the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC. He has previously been involved with SAGE and Family Equality.

Jim co-authored "Love Wins" and has contributed to various publications and essays. He is also a producer for the documentary series "Just Married." His diverse career includes roles as a high school German teacher, corporate trainer, relationship manager, software education consultant and real estate agent.

Born in Sandusky, Ohio, Jim now resides there after living in Cincinnati, Columbus and Washington, DC. His hobbies include photography, travel, choral singing, reading and visiting art museums.

Jim Obergefell Reflects on Fate of Marriage Equality on 9th Anniversary of Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

Our nation marked nine years of marriage equality on June 26, 2024. As one of more than 30 plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that affirmed same-sex couples’ right to marry, this anniversary should have filled me with nothing but joy. I [...]