Alphonse Gerhardstein

Judge Promises To Strike Down Part Of Ohio Gay Marriage Ban

Apr 4, 2014

It appears Ohio’s constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage is in jeopardy. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a federal judge is promising to strike down a main part of that law. 

Cincinnati area Attorney Al Gerhardstein, the attorney who has been fighting the state’s ban on recognizing gay marriages performed in other states for purposes of death and birth certificates, says Federal Judge Tim Black is poised to rule a key part of Ohio’s law unconstitutional.

A federal judge in Cincinnati today ordered state officials to recognize same-sex marriages on death certificates, saying the state's ban on such unions is unconstitutional.