Gay marriage plaintiff Jim Obergefell on Monday endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that led to nationwide marriage equality, said in a statement given to the Washington Blade that Clinton is the best candidate to continue the fight for LGBT rights.

“We have fought to not only change laws, but to change hearts, and now we need a president who will help us fight to eliminate the injustices that occur regularly in our community, and the best person to do that is Hillary Clinton,” Obergefell said. “Hillary is a proven leader who will not only ensure that states are implementing marriage equality, but will work to end discrimination in our community whether it's by passing the Equality Act or through state measures. I refuse to let Republicans undo the progress that we've made, and that is why we need Hillary Clinton in the White House because she will be by our side as we break down barriers and finally reach full equality for all.”

Obergefell challenged Ohio's marriage ban after state officials refused to recognize his out-of-state marriage to husband John Arthur, who died battling Lou Gehrig's disease before the high court handed down its ruling.

Clinton reacted in a statement, saying that Obergefell's actions had “changed America for the better.”

“There are still too many places where LGBT Americans are targeted for harassment and violence, and there are too many young people who are uncertain and scared of what their future might hold,” Clinton said. “Right now in America, you can get married on Saturday and be fired from your job on Monday just because of who you love. I see the injustices that are happening in our country, and that is why I'm committed to working with Jim and others to end discrimination against the LGBT community once and for all.”