Tag: lou gherig’s disease

A Destination Wedding in Baltimore Like You’ve Never Seen




In their 20 years together, Cincinnati couple Jim Obergefell and John Arthur had always resisted the urge to leave their home state (where same-sex marriage is banned by constitutional amendment) to get hitched in one of the growing number of states that would recognize their union. For as long as the Defense of Marriage Act was the law of the land, their marriage would have second-class status. So when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA in June, the two began to hatch a wedding plan, one made all the more urgent — and all the more complicated — by Arthur’s recent diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative neurological disease.