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Same-sex marriage cases in Ohio draw hundreds of gay rights supporters

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Marriage rally
CINCINNATI -- Hundreds of gay marriage supporters rallied Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati near the federal courthouse where judges were hearing arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in four states. Advocates held up banners and signs urging freedom to marry or other messages in favor of legal challenges to bans in ....

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A summary of same-sex marriage cases before the Sixth Circuit appeals court

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Jean Dawell of Delhi joined hundred of others along with the group Why Marriage Matters Ohio at a rally for gay marriage in Lytle Park, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution. A look at the cases:

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Catholic leader in Ohio urges prayer for court to uphold ‘traditional marriage’

| Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati-based leader of Roman Catholics in a 19-county archdiocese is urging them to pray that a federal appeals court considering same-sex marriage bans will uphold what he calls "traditional marriage." Archbishop Dennis Schnurr says Ohio's bishops strongly supported the voter-approved 2004 state ban. He says traditional marriage ...

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Six marriage appeals before 6th Circuit ring familiar bell in Cincinnati

| Monday, August 4, 2014
Alphonse Gerhardstein
CINCINNATI -- For Chris Seelbach, the legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage being argued this week in federal appeals court in Cincinnati mark another milestone - not just for gay rights, but for the city he calls home. He campaigned a decade ago to repeal a 1990s charter amendment that banned the city from protecting people from discrimination ...

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Ohio’s same-sex marriage debate goes beyond courtroom

| Saturday, August 2, 2014
AP (File)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The debate over Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage extends beyond the courtroom to libraries, community centers, living rooms and city streets. Supporters of same-sex marriage are holding town hall meetings and house parties to try to sway more Ohioans to their side. Other backers have circulated petitions at festivals and parades in a push...

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Group backing marriage equality releases television ad in Ohio

| Wednesday, July 30, 2014
George-and-Henry
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A group supporting same-sex marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue. The ad from the Why Marriage Matters Ohio campaign features a gay couple from the state who married last October in New York after 50 years together. The two men discuss their long-term relationship ...

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Ohio AG tells appeals court gay marriage decision should be left to voters

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Attorney General Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- The Ohio Attorney General's Office urged a federal appeals court to reject arguments that the state should have to recognize same-sex marriage, saying the decision should be left to voters. The arguments, filed Tuesday in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, are a preview of what's to come on Aug. 6, when a three-judge panel...

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Ohio public pool denies family passes to same-sex couples

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Heise Park pool in Galion, Ohio
GALION, Ohio -- There’s no gum allowed at the Heise Park pool in Galion. And no snorkels, no dunking, no smoking and no rough play. Oh, and apparently, no families headed by gay or lesbian parents. Galion, a city 60 miles north of Columbus, is reviewing its policy on family passes at a city-owned swimming pool after two women and their four children were denied ...

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Suspect in murder of Ohio transgender woman turns himself in

| Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Quamar Edwards
CINCINNATI – A man suspected of the murder of a transgender woman turned himself in to Cincinnati police on Wednesday. Quamar Edwards was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old Tiffany Edwards, 28, whose body was discovered by a sanitation worker on a Cincinnati street last week.

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Body of transgender woman found shot to death, left on a Cincinnati street

| Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tiffany Edwards
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A transgender woman was found dead Thursday morning in the middle of a Cincinnati street. Tiffany Edwards, 28, had been shot to death, according to news reports, which said her body was discovered about 8 a.m. Thursday by a city sanitation driver.

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