Ohio’s Gay Marriage Debate Goes Beyond Courtroom

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Debate over Ohio’s ban on gay marriage extends beyond its courts to libraries, community centers and city streets.

Supporters of same-sex marriage are holding town hall meetings and house parties to try to sway more Ohioans to their side.

Other backers have circulated petitions at festivals and parades in a push to get the issue before voters. Meanwhile, opponents say their volunteers and 10,000 churches are ready to counter the efforts.

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati will hear two challenges to the state’s gay marriage ban on Aug. 6, along with cases from Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Groups in Ohio have been mobilizing for action beyond any court decision.

Ohioans approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in 2004 with 62 percent of the vote.

  • Lloyd G.

    Just another DEM controlled Liberal Court. Nothing new here………….yawn.
    P.S. To all you liberal twits, your flag waving-Neo Nazi give them whatever they want and be dammed the future consequences to society comments to me are placed in my trash column automatic and I dispose of them like something stuck to the bottom of my shoe. You are burden to decent society.