Gay Marriage

Politics
7:04 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Ohio Gay Marriage Judge Respected By Colleagues

A federal judge who recently ordered the out-of-state marriages of two gay couples to be recognized in Ohio has infuriated some conservatives who say he should be impeached.

Judge Timothy Seymour Black's ruling in favor of the two couples comes despite a statewide constitutional ban on gay marriage.

The two couples, each struggling with the death, sued state authorities to have their marriages recognized on death certificates.

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Statewide News
5:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Gay Marriage Lawsuit Expanded In Ohio

A lawsuit seeking to have the marriages of two gay couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples in Ohio, despite a statewide gay marriage ban.

Attorneys are asking a federal judge to require Ohio's health department to order all funeral directors and coroners in the state to list gay clients as married if they were legally wed in other states.

Judge Timothy Black approved a request to expand the lawsuit Wednesday.

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Statewide News
7:35 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Same Sex Marriage Advocates Launch Campaign

A coalition supporting same-sex marriage announced a new initiative yesterday in Ohio’s three largest cities.

A couple dozen supporters gathered outside Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland, as organizers announced the creation of “Why Marriage Matters Ohio”.  Its goal is to educate state residents on marriage equality, and help build support to overturn Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.  The ban was approved by nearly two-thirds of voters in 2004.

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Statewide News
7:35 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Judge Sides With Ohio Gay Couple On Death Form

A judge has ordered that a recently deceased Ohio man be listed on his death certificate as married and his husband must be listed as his spouse despite Ohio's gay marriage ban.

Judge Timothy Black's order Tuesday came just hours after attorneys asked him to rule quickly so that 54-year-old William Herbert Ives is listed as married on his death certificate before being cremated on Wednesday.

Ives and David Michener had been together for 18 years and have three adopted children. They married in Delaware on July 22, but Ives died unexpectedly a week ago.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

What Recent Federal Court Ruling Means for the Future of Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

A federal court has ruled in favor of a gay couple who wants their marriage in another state recognized here in Ohio.

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