Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Gay-Marriage Lawsuit Can Proceed
A lawsuit seeking to have gay marriages recognized on Ohio death certificates despite a statewide ban on the nuptials has been allowed to proceed.
Federal Judge Timothy Black on Friday rejected a request from state attorneys to have a funeral director removed from the lawsuit, a move that essentially would have squelched it.
By permitting the funeral director to remain a plaintiff, the judge allows for his future ruling in the lawsuit to apply to potentially every gay Ohio couple who married in another state.
He says judges aren’t “to duck legal questions simply because they are difficult or because the initial status quo has changed.” He says the matter will be allowed to proceed to trial by year’s end.