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Key Part Of Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban Set To Be Ruled Unconstitutional

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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. “What this means is Judge Black is saying that he… Read More

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Ruling Would Require Ohio To Recognize Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages

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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. “What this means is Judge Black is saying that he… Read More

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Why Backers Of Religious Freedom Bill Say It’s Needed In Ohio

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Earlier this week, the sponsors of a religious freedom bill under consideration in the Ohio Statehouse pulled that legislation. The sponsors feared the language, similar to that in a bill recently vetoed by Arizona’s Governor, could have allowed discrimination against gay people if the bill were adopted. But a group that backed the Ohio bill… Read More

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Calamity Day Bill Set To Joint Conference Committee

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It may be two more weeks before Athens school districts have a definitive answer to the question of calamity day make-ups, according to the Associated Press. The Ohio Senate passed its own version on Wednesday, one week after the House passed its HB 416. The Senate bill also allowed schools four extra days, but added… Read More

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Patmon, Gross Pull Ohio’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill From Consideration

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A controversial so called “religious freedom” bill in the Ohio legislature is being pulled. The legislation, that is similar to the bill that recently passed in Arizona, has been widely criticized for opening the door to discrimination against LGBT people. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on why the Ohio legislation is dead for now…. Read More