Gay Marriage

Statewide News
12:06 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Ohio Gay Marriage Ban Continues, But DOMA Decision Looms Large

The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act did nothing to change Ohio’s ban on gay marriage -- directly. But the reasoning of that decision could guide a legal path in Ohio.

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7:04 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

SCOTUS Shoots Down Key Provision of DOMA

With the Supreme Court’s affirmation that the federal government cannot discriminate against married couples of the same sex, a key provision of The Defense of Marriage Act, those couples residing in Ohio should now be eligible for the same federal benefits and programs available to heterosexual married couples - tax breaks, pension rights and other benefits.

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7:04 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Gay Marriage Measure Eyed for 2014 Ballot in Ohio

A group seeking to overturn Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage says it's aiming to put the issue before voters in 2014.

Leaders of FreedomOhio say they decided not to try for this year's ballot and to continue discussing the idea with voters and raising resources for their campaign.

They've also met with the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations to discuss the effort. Some of those groups say they haven't agreed to particular timing for a ballot effort.

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Supreme Court
5:42 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

PoliticsOhio: Gay Marriage In State Ultimately Up To Ohioans

Supporters and Opponents of gay marriage are watching what's happening in Washington this week, as the Supreme Court considers two cases om the subject. Bill Cohen of the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau joins Emily McCord to discuss the impact their decision could have on the state.

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8:04 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ohio Congressman Respects, Disagrees With Portman

A fellow Cincinnati area Republican says that while he respects Sen. Rob Portman, he disagrees with Portman's new stand in support of gay marriage.

Rep. Steve Chabot spoke Monday afternoon in suburban Montgomery to some 75 constituents during the first of two town halls in his district. Chabot says he continues to support the Defense of Marriage Act, barring federal government recognition of same-sex marriage.

Portman recently announced his change in view, developed after son Will told his parents he was gay.

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