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Ballot Board OKs Gay Marriage Proposal

The amendment is not related to a federal judge's recent decision ordering Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.
22, 2014

The Ohio Ballot Board agreed Tuesday that the proposed “Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment” contains a single constitutional amendment, clearing the way for the effort to move on to the signature gathering phases.

Gay Marriage Ballot Effort Divides Activists

The referendum effort is being pushed by members of Freedom to Marry's Ohio chapter, but leaders of Equality Ohio say activists should first push for an anti-discrimination law before trying to legalize gay marriage.
10, 2012

Ohio’s largest gay rights organization has backed away from an effort to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage, saying it might be too soon to put the question before voters.