LGBT en Dayton Gay Men's Chorus To Perform Harvey Milk Tribute <p>On Saturday, June 7th, 2014, The Dayton Gay Men's Chorus will present the Dayton&nbsp;premiere of an oratorio that reflects the life of Harvey Milk, the first elected openly gay man to hold public office in California. The work, composed by Tony nominated Andrew Lippa, weaves elements of Milk's life, from childhood to his assassination in November of 1978.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:56:20 +0000 Niki Dakota & Jerry Kenney 50845 at Dayton Gay Men's Chorus To Perform Harvey Milk Tribute Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriage <p>A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.&nbsp; Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."</p><p>He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.</p><p>Rick Cauthen and his partner of nine years, were married in New York in 2012. He says when they had their taxes done this year, it was a reminder that Ohio considers their marriage invalid.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:01:35 +0000 Jerry Kenney & Associated Press 48488 at New Language For Same-Sex Marriage Amendment <p>The group that’s pushing a same-sex marriage amendment in Ohio says it’s retooling the language because of concerns about religious institutions.</p><p>Ian James of Freedom Ohio says language about recognition of same-sex marriages by religious institutions has been taken out, and that the group will start circulating the new petitions as soon as possible. But he says they still have the signatures they need to put the original issue on the ballot with a filing deadline of July 2.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 48163 at Poll Finds Ohioans Split On Gay Marriage <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A new poll finds that Ohioans are closely divided when it comes to gay marriage. </span><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A Quinnipiac&nbsp; University poll released Monday shows that 50 percent of Ohio voters support gay marriage while 44 percent are against it.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The survey also finds that Ohio voters under age 30 overwhelmingly back the idea while those 65 and older opposed it.</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 46345 at Poll Finds Ohioans Split On Gay Marriage Lawsuit Seeks To Change The Way Married Gay Couples' Names List On Birth Certificates <p>If a same sex couple who is married in another state has a child together, only one parent’s name can be listed on an Ohio birth certificate. Now a lawsuit has been filed that would change that.</p><p>Cincinnati Attorney Al Gerhardstein says it is unfair that two heterosexual married parents of a child can have both of their names listed on a birth certificate yet two married homosexual parents have to choose just one name to put on that document.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 45763 at