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Will my marriage survive? It’s up to the Supreme Court

Author Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how his ability to be legally married to his husband could be jeopardized if the U.S. Supreme Court were to turn back the clock on equality.

My husband and I moved to Louisville in 2016 and quickly fell in love with this city. We’ve enjoyed the amazing arts scene including Actors Theatre and Forecastle Music Festival and the natural beauty of Cherokee Park and Jefferson Memorial Forest. We’ve found a wonderful faith community at Highland Baptist Church, where I serve as a Bible study teacher and deacon. Last summer we celebrated our wedding on the grounds of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

It’s not lost on us that our ability to be legally married in Kentucky is a direct result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which granted same-sex couples like us a constitutional right to marriage equality. Now that the 5-4 decision has been called into question by two recent developments, the equal treatment of our marriage remains in the hands of the justices.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Courier-Journal. Click here to view the full article.

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Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Former Fellow, Religion and Faith