same-sex marriage

Many eyes will be on a federal court in Cincinnati later today as it hears two challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. 

A group supporting same-sex marriage in Ohio airs its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments on the issue. 

Board: No Same-Sex Marriages At Statehouse

Jul 19, 2014
State of Ohio

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board says it will maintain its policy of preventing same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is urging the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to reject arguments the state should have to recognize same-sex marriage.

Attorneys for same-sex couples fighting to have their marriages recognized in Ohio are urging a federal appeals court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban, arguing that it's unconstitutional and demeaning.

Same-Sex Marriage Issue Won't Make Fall Ballot

Jun 19, 2014

A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio's gay marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows most Ohioans surveyed support allowing same-sex couples to marry.


The Cleveland-based United Church of Christ has filed a lawsuit in North Carolina over that state's same-sex marriage ban.

Gay Rights Group Asks To Intervene In Marriage Test Case

Apr 23, 2014

A gay rights group wants to intervene in an existing case in hopes of getting a federal court to overturn Ohio's 2004 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage ban.

The federal district judge who earlier this week ruled Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages will continue to block that ruling from taking effect.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the language in a new version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the state's 2004 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. 

A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states. 

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. 

Poll Focuses On Same-Sex Marriage, Medical Marijuana

Feb 25, 2014

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohioans are split over same-sex marriage, but a majority support the use of medical marijuana.

Earlier this week, a Northeast Ohio same-sex couple filed a federal lawsuit, saying they are being denied a family insurance plan on the federal health care exchange because of Ohio’s 2004 voter-approved ban on such unions.

Gay rights advocates want to overturn the 2004 voter-approved state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Four married gay couples have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates. 

AG Appealing Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Jan 17, 2014

The Ohio Attorney General's office has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's order that the state recognize same-sex  marriages on death certificates.

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.

A federal judge has declared Ohio's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional when it applies to death certificates.

Legislation proposed by statehouse Democrats would allow same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns.

Poll On Gay Marriage Shows Religious Exemptions Could Be Key

Dec 19, 2013

Gay marriage supporters say they have enough signatures to put the issue on the statewide ballot next year.

Associated Press

A federal judge is questioning whether Ohio can continue to deny the validity of same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he is working on changes in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that might make his the crucial 60th vote needed for passage.

A man who helped lead a challenge of Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage died today.

Same-sex marriage remains illegal in Ohio. But a Columbus economic analyst says voters and policy makers need to consider the financial value of marriage equality.

Third Man Joins Petition To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Sep 3, 2013

Another person has joined a lawsuit filed in July to have same-sex marriages recognized in Ohio despite a statewide ban.