Plaintiff in marriage equality case to speak at law school
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, March 14, 2019
Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, will speak at the Notre Dame Law School on March 27 on the topic of marriage equality, according to the Law School’s website.
Obergefell v. Hodges mandated that all states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize the validity of marriage performed in other states.
Obergefell will be joined by two other plaintiffs in the case, ’82 Notre Dame alumnus Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon, who will discuss their experiences with Obergefell v. Hodges as Catholics. Law professor Patricia Hackett will moderate the discussion.
The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom of the Eck Hall of Law. The lecture is open to the public and free.