This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
The man who took his demand for gay “marriage” in America to the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in that decision that destroyed millennia of traditional morality by “finding” such a right in the Constitution – has been blown out in his first bid in politics.
It is the Washington Stand that revealed the big loser is Jim Obergefell, whose name forever is linked to the Obergefell v. Hodges case through which the anti-Christian precedent was adopted for America.
He ran as a Democrat for the Ohio House of Representatives, losing by 23 percentage points.
Republican state Rep. D.J. Swearingen buried him 61% to 38%.
Obergefell conceded, “The results were not what we were hoping for.”
The Stand reported, “The two candidates could hardly have differed more on issues impacting life and the family. Obergefell — who was endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign (an LGBT pressure group), Pro-Choice America, and a coalition of teachers unions — vowed to spend his political capital expanding ballot drop box sites, ‘fighting efforts to ban books in schools and public libraries,’ and ‘defending teachers as the experts in instruction by stopping efforts to interfere in what they can say or teach in their classrooms.’ He campaigned on amending the state constitution to support abortion-on-demand and same-sex marriage and placing ‘gender identity in civil rights legislation on equal par with race, sex, and religion.”
He groused about religious rights for Christians who object to participating in same-sex ceremonies and such.
He had flown to Maryland in 2013 to “marry” John Arthur. He then sued in Ohio for not recognizing what then was illegal in many states.
He frequently boasted about his scheme.
“I took a history-making fight for equal rights all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and won,” he said.
The Stand reported, “During his unsuccessful campaign, his rhetoric bordered on the self-congratulatory. ‘I’ve been part of the national civil rights case that made life better for millions of Americans,’ Obergefell declared. ‘I championed the American ideals of equal justice under law, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and we the people.'”