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Northwest Ohio Judge Refuses To Perform Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, July 8 (Reuters) - A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are perfor...

Paige Lavender

Court Reverses Rulings In Four States, Upholds Marriage Bans | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

A circuit court reversed federal rulings legalizing gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky on Thursday. Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, wh...

Judge: 'It Doesn't Look Like The Sky Has Fallen In' Because Of Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals judge hearing arguments about gay marriage bans in four states says "it doesn't look like the sky has fallen in"...

U.S. Appeals Court Takes Up Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The national battle over same-sex marriage will resume on Wednesday when a federal a...

Ohio Appeals Order On Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials have appealed a federal judge's order to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states. The state...

Lawsuit Aims To Strike Down State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban and to allow same-sex couples to marry ...

Judge Stays Most Of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a fed...

Federal Judge To End Ohio Ban On Recognizing Gay Marriages

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of...

Gay Couple Sues After Being Denied Obamacare Coverage

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Feb 18 (Reuters) - A gay couple in Ohio filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, charging they were unable to obtain family coverage under President Bara...

Couples Sue To Force State's Hand On Gay Marriage

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Four legally married gay couples filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize same...

State's Gay Marriage Ruling May Be Just The Beginning

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge's decision ordering Ohio authorities to recognize gay marriages on death certificates may be a narrow ruling, but ...

Judge Takes Small Step Against State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY AMANDA LEE MYERS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has declared in a ruling that applies only to death certificates that...

Same-Sex Couples In Tennessee File Marriage Recognition Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Four legally married same-sex couples living in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in Nashville’s federal dist...

Marriage Equality: Still Complicated

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Up until last Friday, the question was whether to wait for Ohio to recognize marriage equality or go to New York to get married. Now there is another option: Do I go to New Jersey to get married?

Big Gay Marriage Lawsuit Expanded

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to have the out-of-state marriages of two gay Ohio couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to...

Gay Man Must Be Listed As Married On Death Certificate, Judge Rules

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

CINCINNATI -- A recently deceased gay Ohio man must be listed on his death certificate as married and his husband must be listed as his spouse despite...

Judge Rules State Must Recognize Same-Sex Couple

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, Sept 3 (Reuters) - For the second time in two months, a Cincinnati federal judge granted an order allowing th...

Marriage Actions Spreading in Southern States (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2013-08-20-Screenshot20130820at2.54.38PM.pngMarriage efforts are picking up all across the South, with civil actions starting this week.

DOMA: Alive and Well in Ohio

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Gov. Kasich, you say that you do not support amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage or civil unions, but you are fine with the people of Ohio approving an amendment that wrote intolerance, ignorance and hate into the state constitution.

Lila Shapiro

Marriage Equality Lawsuits In Wrong Places Risk 'Making Bad Law' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the month since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, a handful of same-sex couples living in Southern and Midwestern stat...

Surprise Marriages in Pennsylvania and Ohio (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

It's a victory that nobody was expecting or fully understands yet: A small county in Pennsylvania has decided to overlook the state's ban on marriage equality and start issuing licenses. Their justification? Preventing LGBT couples from marrying is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Why Ohio Gay Couple's Marriage Victory Could Have A Bigger Impact

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

CINCINNATI -- Two gay men who successfully sued to get their out-of-state marriage recognized in Ohio despite a state ban are at the forefront of what...

An Open Letter to Mike DeWine, Attorney General of Ohio

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

To deny Jim Obergefll and his dying husband John Arthur recognition of their marriage is not just mean and plain wrong; it shows that you do not care about doing what is right, and that you do not care for all the citizens of Ohio. You just care about the ones who see the world like you do.

Terminally-Ill Gay Man Wins Ohio Court Battle For Marriage Recognition

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

CINCINNATI — Two Ohio men who want their out-of-state marriage recognized as one of them nears death have gotten a ruling in their favor from a ...

Terminally Ill Gay Man Fights For State Recognition Of His Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner is reporting that a federal judge in Ohio has since ordered state officials to recognize the marriage of Arthur and O...