Jim Obergefell, who was at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage, just announced that he is backing Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency. In a press release issued on Monday, Obergefell endorsed her candidacy.
“We have fought to not only change laws, but to change hearts, and now we need a President who will help us fight to eliminate the injustices that occur regularly in our community, and the best person to do that is Hillary Clinton. Hillary is a proven leader who will not only ensure that states are implementing marriage equality, but will work to end discrimination in our community whether it’s by passing the Equality Act or through state measures.”
In a statement, Clinton added: “There are still too many places where LGBT Americans are targeted for harassment and violence, and there are too many young people who are uncertain and scared of what their future might hold. Right now in America, you can get married on Saturday and be fired from your job on Monday just because of who you love.”
Clinton continued to describe her stance in the release: “I see the injustices that are happening in our country, and that is why I’m committed to working with Jim and others to end discrimination against the LGBT community once and for all.”