A decision by a panel of federal judges to uphold anti-gay marriage laws in four states has created a split among the nation’s appeals courts.
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.
Gov. John Kasich says he continues to support the state’s ban on same sex marriage, even as similar prohibitions are being struck down by the courts.
After a series of developments on gay marriage this week, there’s growing anticipation for a ruling by the federal appeals court in Cincinnati.
The Ohio Attorney General’s comments on Tuesday came after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals to rulings striking down gay marriage bans in five states.
Supporters of same-sex marriage are holding town hall meetings and house parties to try to sway more Ohioans to their side.
A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.
A new poll still shows a narrow majority of Ohio voters support gay marriage, unchanged from a similar poll this winter.
Supporters of gay marriage in Ohio have delivered petitions to the state’s attorney general urging him to drop his appeal of a federal judge’s order on same-sex marriage.
Ian James with the group FreedomOhio says thereâ€™s not enough time to get the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters this November.