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Judge Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Couple Claim

The couple wanted the ruling for purposes including being able to be buried next to each other in a family plot that allows only descendants and spouses.
23, 2013

A federal judge has ruled in favor of two Ohio men who want their out-of-state marriage recognized as one of them nears death.

Ohio Judge Extends Limit On Megachurch Protests

A Columbus judge bars Members of Minutemen United from protesting at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
July 9, 2013

A Columbus judge has left a temporary restraining order in place barring protests by a conservative Christian group in front of one of Ohio’s largest churches.

Petro Backs Repeal Of Gay Marriage Ban

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July 8, 2013

A prominent Ohio Republican says he’s supporting an effort to overturn Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Columbus Mega-Church Seeks Injunction For Protesters

Members of Minutemen United have directed months of protests at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
July 8, 2013

A Columbus mega-church is going to court to try to stop a national conservative Christian group from protesting near the church’s parking lot.

Ohio Reacts To DOMA Strike Down

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Stonewall Columbus executive director Karla Rotham (right) hugs Rick Neil, an organization member, after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling to strike down the federal law that prevented same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits like their heterosexual counterparts.
26, 2013

Columbus with its large gay population was closely watching the Supreme Court’s decision. WOSU was at Stonewall Columbus as the decision was announced.

Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

Plaintiff Edith Windsor,of New York, waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case.
26, 2013

The federal law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which the court decided violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.

O’Grady Commencement Address Canceled At Catholic High School

Franklin County Commissioner John O'Grady is a practicing Catholic and alum of Bishop Ready High School.
June 6, 2013

Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady says his invitation to deliver the commencement address at a Columbus Catholic high school was canceled only a few days before the event. O’Grady says the cancellation was made because he supports same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Likely Won’t Decide Issue in Ohio

Supporters of gay marriage rally outside the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Supporters of gay marriage rally outside the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday.
27, 2013

The eyes of supporters and opponents of gay marriage were on the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday. That’s because the justices are considering a legal challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage. No matter how the justices rule, it’s not likely to have a quick legal direct impact on whether Ohio allows same-sex marriage.

Ousted Scout Mom Joins Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Effort

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An Ohio lesbian ousted as a Boy Scout den leader last year will join the effort to repeal the 2004 ban on gay marriage.
19, 2013

An eastern Ohio woman ousted as a Cub Scout den leader because she is a lesbian has joined the effort to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“Change Of Heart” Pushes Portman To Support Same-Sex Marriage

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
15, 2013

The U.S. Senator says his evolution on the subject of gay marriage began in 2011 when his son told his parents he was gay.