“So those assurances, 不幸, they fall on deaf ears,” 他加了. “It doesn’t make me feel comfortable. It doesn’t make me feel safe. 事实上, it terrifies me.”
The court’s majority opinion in Obergefell was authored by then-Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was succeeded by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one of the justices who appears to be voting in favor of Alito’s Roe reversal. Alito penned his own dissent in the Obergefell case.
“The Constitution says nothing about a right to same-sex marriage, but the Court holds that the term ‘liberty’ in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment encompasses this right,” he said in dissent in language similar to his draft majority opinion on Roe.
Obergefell married John Arthur in 2013, months before Arthur died. The Ohio couple had to travel to Maryland aboard a medical jet to get married when Arthur became gravely ill. When Arthur died, Obergefell sued to be recognized as Arthur’s spouse on his death certificate.
今年早些时候, Obergefell, 民主党人, announced a bid for Ohio’s 89th House District, which includes Erie and Ottawa counties. He said on Wednesday that he plans to zero in on the issue of Supreme Court precedent in matters like marriage equality as he campaigns for the seat.
“There are so many rights we value as Americans that, 在我看来, are now at risk,” 他说. “So will I be speaking up and campaigning on the threats to our liberties as Americans? You better believe it. I will.”