Gay Rights Group Asks To Intervene In Marriage Test Case

Apr 23, 2014

A gay rights group wants to intervene in an existing case in hopes of getting a federal court to overturn Ohio's 2004 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage ban.

Equality Ohio and four gay Ohio couples have requested permission to intervene in a case before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. That case stems from a federal judge's decision in December ordering Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on death certificates. Equality Ohio's executive director says her group wants to expand the case and seek an order forcing the state to let same-sex couples marry in Ohio. Attorneys on both sides of the death certificate case oppose Equality Ohio's intervention.