Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Gay Marriage Proposal

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Supporters of gay marriage want a measure on the 2013 Ohio ballot repealing the 2004 ban on gay marriage.(Photo: Katie Parker)
Supporters of gay marriage want a measure on the 2013 Ohio ballot repealing the 2004 ban on gay marriage.(Photo: Katie Parker)

The Ohio Supreme Court has given a legal victory to supporters of gay marriage in Ohio.

The high court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against a proposed constitutional amendment that looks to legalize gay marriage.

The legal challenge came from the Ohio Campaign to Protect Marriage, which helped push the current ban on gay marriage into law in 2004. The group argued that summary language approved hy Attorney General Mike DeWine was too vague.

“They’re terrified that the language in the Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment strikes a cord with Ohio voters in a rural part of the state and with religious conservatives,” said Ian James, co-founder of Freedom Ohio, which is now gathering signatures in effort to put a proposal before voters the November 2013 ballot.

If placed on the ballot and approved by voters, it would let two people marry regardless of gender. It would also let churches decline to perform or recognizes marriages.

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  • Parotpirat

    Another loss for all the pretend Christians out there. It’s amazing how they ‘believe’ themselves to be Christian while expounding hatred for all those they feel are “inferior”.

    • Voice of reason

      Why does your statement equate difference in opinion or belief with hatred. And are ‘pretend Christians’ the sole group of people that disagree with same sex marriage? Are there ‘pretend Jews’ or pretend Muslims? Do not rejoices in there defeat, celebrate your victory. A victory earned.