Archives: gay marriage

Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage Ban in Ohio

A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed back its way again. Yesterday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld laws against the practice in four states — Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Gay Marriage and the Courts

A federal judge recently ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he’d rather let each state’s voters decide on issues of gay marriage, but the courts may ultimately make the final rulings.

Gay Marriage Amendment: Ballot-Bound?

In 2004, Ohio voted overwhelmingly to ban gay marriage, but a new poll shows half of the state’s citizens approve of gay marriage. Some proponents are pushing for a vote on the issue later this year, while others say the state needs more time. This hour we’ll talk about the poll results, and what they mean for same-sex marriage in the Buckeye State

DOMA: Officially Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Wednesday, when it declared a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The court ruled that married same-sex couples should have the same federal benefits as all married couples. This hour, we’ll get the latest on the case, and hear what it means for supporters and opponents.

Love Supreme: Gay Marriage and the High Court

The US Supreme Court recently took up the issue of gay marriage, hearing arguments regarding the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday, and the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll take a close look at the court’s hearings, and untangle the issue of who can tie the knot.