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Quest for Dignity Behind Supreme Court Case on Gay Marriage

When Jim Obergefell and John Arthur married in 2013, marriage between homosexual partners was legal in only a handful of states — and not in Ohio, where they lived. So their wedding took place in a plane on the tarmac of the airport in Baltimore, Maryland, where gay marriage was legal. The pair were married by Arthur’s aunt; two airplane pilots and a nurse were the only witnesses. Ten minutes after the wedding, the couple flew home to Cincinnati, Ohio. There was an urgency about the...

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