Barely two weeks after the landmark Supreme Court judgment on gay marriage in the United States, The New York Times has reported that Fox has acquired the rights to the story of Jim Obergefell, the lead plantiff in the case.
According to the report, Fox acquired Obergefell’s life rights as well as those of his attorney Al Gerhardstein, as well as a book that Debbie Cenziper, a journalist at The Washington Post, is writing with Obergefell, which will be titled 21 Years to Midnight: The Promise that Brought Marriage Equality to America.
Obergefell and his late husband John Arthur couldn’t get married in their home state of Ohio, so in 2013, they went to Maryland and got married instead. Not long after, Arthur died of ALS. Because Ohio refused to list Obergefell as Arthur’s surviving spouse on his death certificates, Obergefell took his case to court, where it eventually found its way to the Supreme Court.