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MEDIA ADVISORY: Jim Obergefell, Named Plaintiff In Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case, To Join Local LGBT Equality Advocates for Press Conference In Indianapolis June 4, 2015

Obergefell to join the Human Rights Campaign, and local LGBT equality advocates for press conference on the possible Supreme Court decision for nationwide marriage equality, the impact locally of such a victory, and the important work ahead beyond marriage for LGBT equality

INDIANAPOLIS – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will hold a press conference in Indianapolis on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 1pm, with Jim Obergefell – the named plaintiff in the case currently being considered by the Supreme Court of the United States that could lead to nationwide marriage equality. Joined by local LGBT equality advocates, Obergefell – whose name could soon go down in the history books alongside other landmark Supreme Court plaintiffs – will share his heartbreaking and inspiring personal story, and speakers will discuss the impact locally of a nationwide marriage equality victory, and the important work ahead beyond marriage equality, including the fight for comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Who:

Jim Obergefell, named plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges

Fred Sainz, HRC Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Scott Keller & Karen Celestino Horseman, co-sponsors of the original Indianapolis Human Rights Ordinance  

Karen Vaughn-Kajmowicz, Indiana Litigant

Katie Blair, Campaign Manager, Freedom Indiana

What:

Press conference on the possible Supreme Court decision for nationwide marriage equality, the impact locally of such a victory, and the important work ahead beyond marriage for LGBT equality

Where:

Statehouse Rotunda

200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

When:

Friday, June 5, 2015, at 1pm ET

Contact:

Lyndsey Clark, lindsey.clark@hrc.org, 312-898-0590

The event in Indianapolis is part of a larger nationwide tour led by HRC and Jim Obergefell, including events in Charlotte, NC; St. Louis, MO; Phoenix, AZ; and San Francisco, CA.  The nationwide tour is part of a broader HRC effort to mobilize and organize fair-minded Americans around the Supreme Court marriage decision—and to the highlight the fact that the biggest fights for LGBT equality are still ahead.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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