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Education
3:39 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

LGBT Group Faces Tolerance, If Not Always Acceptance, At Catholic University of Dayton

Members of Spectrum at the University of Dayton

Each semester, the WYSO News Department mentors journalism classes at Miami University and features the best story from each term on our website.

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Politics
8:04 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Gay Marriage Backers Say New Poll Shows They’d Win Issue Today

A group that is trying to put a ballot issue before voters next fall to allow them to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage says a new poll shows most Ohioans will vote to pass it, but critics are not so sure that poll is accurate.

When Ian James of Freedom to Marry commissioned a recent poll, he had pollsters ask specific questions about the amendment his group wants to put on the ballot.  And he says the numbers in this poll show a majority of Ohioans are ready to pass the amendment his group is backing.

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Politics
2:53 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Historic Gay Rights Bill Passes Senate With Portman's Support

Portman delivers comments on Amendment to Strengthen Religious Liberty Provisions in Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
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The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined a handful of Republicans in the Senate to support the measure.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would prohibit employers from hiring, firing or promotion practices based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Portman joined the Democratic majority to back the bill, but only after his amendment was added that exempted religious employers from ENDA.

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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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