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Jim Obergefell helped make history as the lead plaintiff in the landmark marriage equality case that the Supreme Court ruled on today. In fighting for his marriage to his late husband to be recognized, Obergefell won a decisive victory for same-sex couples throughout the country. And while he was speaking to CNN outside the courthouse today, he got a very special congratulatory phone call — from President Obama himself.

“I’m really proud of you. And just know that not only have you been a great example for people, but you’re also going to bring about a lasting change in this country,” Obama told him. “And it’s pretty rare when that happens. So I couldn’t be prouder of you and your husband, and God bless you.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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A Maryland anti-vaxxer is facing charges for threatening National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci over email-- going as far as to warn the face of America's COVID-19 response that he would be "hunted, captured, tortured and killed," among other things-- according to court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday.

According to the affidavit filed in support of a criminal complaint, Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr. committed two violations-- threatening a federal official and sending interstate communication containing a threat to harm, both of which are felonies.

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