Gay Marriage

A bill that’s meant to add safeguards for religious leaders has some lawmakers worried about the possible unintended consequences it could have on marriage equality. 

Civil rights attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban and to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state. 

Gay Marriage Ban Challenge Unlikely To Make Fall Ballot

Apr 22, 2014

It’s now doubtful that there will be an issue on the ballot this fall to allow Ohioans to vote to overturn the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio's gay marriage law.

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 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. 

Both sides in a dispute over whether gay marriage should be recognized on Ohio death certificates will argue their cases in front of a federal judge today in Cincinnati.

Backers of gay marriage are embarking on a public awareness campaign to educate Ohioans about the need for changing the state law.

Another Right-to-Life chapter in Ohio is making opposition to same-sex marriage a core part of its mission.

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.

Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Backers Will Wait Until 2014

Jun 5, 2013

The group seeking to overturn Ohio's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage says it's aiming to put the issue before voters in 2014.

Constituents Question Portman On Same Sex Marriage

Apr 4, 2013

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has been called a phony conservative by some on the political right following his announcement last month that he supports gay marriage.

Kasich Backs Civil Unions

Mar 22, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich now says he supports civil unions for same-sex couples, but not gay marriage.

Portman Now Supports Gay Marriage

Mar 15, 2013

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he now supports gay marriage because one of his sons is gay.