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Speaker Series: Jim Obergefell

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Capital City Pride for the launch of the 2024-2025 CCP Speaker Series where we will have an eye-opening conversation with Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court Marriage Equality case.

Jim will draw from his unique experience at the heart of the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling to move and empower us to stand by our beliefs—and prove that love always wins. A self-described accidental activist, Jim found himself in the role of caregiver for his partner of more than 20 years, John, as he neared the end of his life due to ALS. An unexpected series of events led to their decision to marry, eventually taking Jim to the Supreme Court and the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that resulted in victory for marriage equality.

Jim and co-author, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Debbie Cenziper, captured Jim and John’s story, as well as the stories of others involved in this case in the book “Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality.”

Now a self-described purposeful activist, Jim is dedicated to the fight for equality not just for the LGBTQ community, but for civil rights for all. In his moving story of love, loss, dedication, and commitment, Jim will bring us along on his emotional and empowering journey and his continued efforts fighting for human rights.


September 5
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Capital City Pride
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Event Audience
Family Friendly, LGBTQ Parents, Children, Teen, Young Adult, Gay Men, Bisexual Women, Lesbians, Trans & Non-Binary