May 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Obergefell, Carter, Murray-Ramirez to be Capital Pride’s grand marshals
Jim Obergefell, gay news, Washington Blade

Jim Obergefell (Photo Emma Parker Photography)

Capital Pride announced Jim Obergefell, Mandy Carter and Nicole Murray-Ramirez will join Edith Windsor as grand marshals for the 2017 Capital Pride Parade.

Obergefell was the plaintiff in the momentous Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide on June 26, 2015. Carter is the National Coordinator of the Bayard Rustin Commemoration Project of the National Black Justice Coalition. Her accomplishments include helping to found Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). Murray-Ramirez is a Human Rights Commissioner in San Diego who founded the San Diego County Hate Crimes Fund and a Harvey Milk Student Scholarship.

“We are honored to have such a diverse cross-section of the community as Capital Pride Parade Grand Marshals,” Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance, said in a statement. “The combined commitment and accomplishments of these Grand Marshals in advancing the LGBTQ struggle is inspiring, and we hope their presence inspires and energizes everyone, especially new activists, in these challenging times.”

The parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 in the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

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