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6:25 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Same-Sex Ruling Prompts Cleveland To Consider Dropping Domestic Partner Registry

Cleveland city employees with domestic partners are now expected to marry if they want to continue receiving municipal benefits.

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6:15 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Athens County Woman Again Applies For Same-Sex Divorce

An Athens County woman whose request for a same-sex divorce in Ohio was accidentally granted and then denied by a judge has again filed for divorce in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

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8:33 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

State Agencies Adapting Language To Comply With Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Same-sex couples in Ohio may hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates.  

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2:22 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Mayor Coleman Performs Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman performed several same-sex weddings in a ceremony Saturday outside city hall to celebrate this month's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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6:37 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Presiding Toledo Muni Court Judge To Peform Same-Sex Weddings

Michelle Wagner, speaking at a press conference on domestic violence.
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After a Toledo municipal court judge refused to perform a same-sex wedding this week, the presiding judge says she will now perform all marriages in her courtroom.

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8:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Judge Asks To Be Excused From Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

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An Toledo Municipal Court judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple says he wants to know if he can opt out of performing such unions.  

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6:10 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Ohio Plays Role In History Following SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

Many counties around the state are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling. 

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10:39 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday after the U.S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.
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Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 4:49 pm

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

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9:50 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Changing Ohio Attitudes On Gay Marriage

Dawn Fritz and Mallory Beck

The US Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion on this topic is rapidly changing. 

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7:17 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Pride Parade To Feature Lead Plaintiff In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Jim Obergefell
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Final preparations are underway for the annual Columbus Pride Festival. 

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8:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Local Man To Challenge Portman

Don Eckhart
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A central Ohio conservative says he plans to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio in the primary next year.

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6:56 am
Tue March 31, 2015

GOP Activists Take Same-Sex Marriage Support Effort To Ohio

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Activists who don't want the Republican Party's 2016 platform to oppose same-sex marriage will promote their effort in Ohio.

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9:46 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Cincinnati City Council Passes Marriage Equality Resolution

Cincinnati has become the seventh city in the state to take a stand supporting marriage equality.  

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12:10 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

High Court To Hear Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Case In Late April

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage in Ohio and a few other states on April 28.

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8:09 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Some Ohio Same-Sex Couples Heading To Indiana To Wed

An eastern Indiana county that abuts Ohio issued more than half of its marriage licenses for same-sex couples last year to gay and lesbian couples from Ohio.  

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6:54 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Council Opposes 26 Liquor License Renewals, Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Columbus City Council last night voted to oppose renewing the annual liquor licenses of 26 bars and carryouts due to underage sales and criminal activity.

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6:56 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Portman Will Not Run For President

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he will not run for president in 2016.

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6:38 am
Fri November 21, 2014

P&G Backs Same-Sex Marriage

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Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble says it supports same-sex marriage.

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6:45 am
Fri November 14, 2014

SUPCO Justice Talks Same-Sex Marriage, JobsOhio

Paul Pfeifer
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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer says language on same-sex marriage, pro or con, does not belong in the state Constitution.

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6:43 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Court Ruling On Marriage Bans Could Push Issue To US Supreme Court

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.

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