John Arthur



Age: 47


Summary: gay rights advocate who along with his longtime partner James Obergefell helped to lead a legal challenge to Ohio's ban on gay marriage when he flew to Maryland in June 2013 to marry before they then sued in federal court in Cincinnati for recognition of their marriage in Ohio while he was terminally ill from Lou Gehrig's disease.



Cause of Death: Complications from ALS


Born: October 10, 1965


Died: October 22, 2013


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio