This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
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.