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Jim Obergefell Is Being Treated Like A Superstar Since Winning Marriage Equality

"I am so incredibly humbled by the love people show me."

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Not only did he win legal recognition for his marriage to his late husband -- and, in doing so, win marriage equality for the entire U.S. LGBT community -- he's also become something of a rockstar.


Here he is Sunday as the guest of honor at San Francisco's pride parade, along side Human Rights Campaign President Chad Hunter Griffin and California Attorney General Kamala Harris

American Airlines flight attendant Carter Abitago Driggs wrote on Facebook that meeting Obergefell was "one of the absolute highlights" of his life.

"Jim, we love and appreciate you and hope you keep on fighting!" Driggs wrote.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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