Type: News
Date: 06/23/2021

Herzig Honored by Cincinnati City Council for Advocacy Related to Obergefell v. Hodges

On June 23, Taft Cincinnati partner Aaron Herzig was honored by Cincinnati Councilmember Chris Seelbach on behalf of the Cincinnati City Council for ongoing advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. Former City Solicitor John Curp and the City of Cincinnati Law Department were also recognized for their efforts.

Notably, Herzig appeared before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 2013 to announce that the city would not defend Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriages when he served as Deputy City Solicitor. The case, which began in Cincinnati, ultimately led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that extended marriage equality nationwide.

Taft congratulates Herzig on this honor. Taft is committed to diversity and inclusion and remains publicly vigilant in support of LGBTQ+ rights across the community. Taft is dedicated to honoring the significance of diversity across all aspects and working together to support an inclusive community in each of its 12 markets.

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Herzig is a partner within Taft’s Appellate practice. He briefs and argues appeals in federal and state courts, and counsels clients regarding complex federal practice and appellate matters. Herzig also litigates civil matters in a variety of fields, most notably antitrust, commercial disputes, local government law, health care, and First Amendment and media law.

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