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7:02 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Ohio Couple Drops Lawsuit Over Gay Marriage Ban

A gay married couple who had trouble getting family coverage under the federal health care law have dropped their lawsuit seeking to overturn Ohio's gay marriage ban. 

Al Cowger Jr. and Tony Wesley Jr. married in New York in 2012 and live in suburban Cleveland. They had said Ohio's ban was preventing them and their 8-year-old daughter from enrolling in a family policy. They sued Ohio and the U.S. government last month after hours-long phone calls and months of trying to get a family plan through the federal insurance marketplace. Cowger's attorney said Friday the couple obtained such coverage this week. It comes after President Barack Obama's administration told insurers that if they offer spousal coverage to heterosexual couples they can't deny it to legally married same-sex couples.