Most Active Stories
- WCBE Presents Lake Street Dive Live From Studio A Wed. March 5, 2014 @ 2PM!
- Sassafraz: Live from Studio A REPLAY
- 9th Annual Townes Van Zandt tribute night - a benefit for WCBE! Fri. March 7th @ Dick's Den!
- WCBE Presents Caroline Smith Live From Studio A Fri. March 7, 2014@11am
- Citizens Form Group To Oppose Columbus Zoo Levy
Wed September 25, 2013
Lawsuit Seeks To Expand Recognition Of Gay Marriages To Death Certificates
A lawsuit seeking to have the marriages of two gay couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples in Ohio, despite a statewide gay marriage ban.
Attorneys are asking a federal judge to require Ohio's health department to order all funeral directors and coroners in the state to list gay clients as married if they were legally wed in other states. Judge Timothy Black approved a request to expand the lawsuit Wednesday. There was no immediate comment from Ohio Department of Health Director Theodore Wymyslo. Black already has found in favor of two gay Cincinnati couples who wed over the summer in other states, ordering that they be listed as married on Ohio death certificates.