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 [...]
Federal Appeals Court To Weigh Gay Marriage Cases
A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Though each case is unique, they all deal with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution.
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Aug. 6 on whether to uphold gay marriage victories in the four states.
The 6th Circuit is the third federal appeals court to weigh challenges to state gay marriage bans.
Arguments were held in the 4th Circuit in Virginia in May and the 10th Circuit in Denver in April. Rulings are expected soon.
More than a dozen federal and state judges have struck down part or all of state-level bans in recent months. No rulings have gone the other way.