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Jim Obergefell's Gracious Tweet on Antonin Scalia's Death

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Jim Obergefell; AP Photo

The marriage equality plaintiff sends condolences to the family of the marriage equality opponent.

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Even though Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a scathing dissent from the ruling that made marriage equality the law of the land, the named plaintiff in that case has responded to Scalia's death with sympathy and respect.

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, tweeted the following upon learning of Scalia's death Saturday:

Obergefell had sued to have his home state of Ohio recognize his marriage to John Arthur, who died of ALS in 2013. The Ohio case was consolidated with cases from Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee for the Supreme Court hearing, which resulted in the June 26 pro-equality ruling.

Numerous Twitter users responded to Obergefell's tweet with compliments. Here are just a few examples:

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.