John Arthur and Jim Obergefell have gotten the wedding present they really wanted.
A federal judge has ruled that their marriage - which took place on an airport tarmac in Maryland last Friday - must be recognized in Ohio where same-sex marriage is banned.
'This order is a major step on the march toward marriage equality in Ohio,' the couple’s attorney, Al Gerhardstein, said in a statement.
Arthur suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and is not expected to live much longer. He is currently in hospice care.