Jim Obergefell to take part in roll call at Democratic National Convention Tuesday night

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 17:24:10-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati native Jim Obergefell has become the toast of the Democratic Party.

The lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage legal across the U.S. will take part in the roll call at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, recentlypraised him for his "bravery"  on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

In January, Obergefell attended President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

Obergefell married his longtime partner, John Arthur, in Maryland because same-sex marriages were not legal in Ohio at the time. Obergefell later filed a federal suit because Ohio would not recognize him as the spouse on Arthur’s death certificate.

Arthur, who suffered from ALS, died three months after the couple initially won their case before it was overturned on appeal, eventually setting up the landmark Supreme Court ruling.