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Henry v. Wymyslo

Henry v. Wymyslo is a federal court challenge filed Feb. 10, 2014, in in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, by four legally married same-sex couples alleging that the state discriminates against same-sex couples who have married lawfully out-of-state. They are seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize their same-sex marriages on the birth certificates of their soon-to-be-born children, echoing arguments made in Obergefell v. Wymyslo. [ Complaint. ]

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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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Oral arguments set in appeal of Michigan, three other states same-sex marriage rulings

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press   (AP)Supporters and protesters chant before closing arguments in the trial of two Detroit-area nurses, Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, challenging Michigan's gay-marriage ban at the Theodore Levin Federal Court in Detroit Friday March 7, 2014.
DETROIT -- Oral arguments have been scheduled by a federal appeals court in the appeals of same-sex marriage rulings in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. The Cincinnati-based U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said in a court filing Monday that it would hear arguments in the cases on August 6.

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Marriage equality supporters urge Ohio to drop its appeal of marriage ruling

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Same-sex marriage supporters head to the Ohio attorney general's office to deliver thousands of petitions urging him to drop his appeal of a marriage ruiling.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marriage equality supporters in Ohio delivered several thousand petitions to the state's attorney general Thursday urging him to stop his appeal of a federal judge's order on same-sex marriage.

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Judge stays ruling on Ohio recognition of lawful same-sex marriages

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014
U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black
CINCINNATI -- A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio's gay marriage law.

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Federal judge considers staying Ohio same-sex marriage ruling

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Civil rights attorneys are arguing in Federal Court on Friday that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state's ban on gay marriage.
CINCINNATI -- A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights.

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Federal judge orders Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

| Monday, April 14, 2014
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CINCINNATI -- A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters.

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Federal judge expected to issue key ruling on Ohio same-sex marriage ban

| Monday, April 14, 2014
U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black
CINCINNATI -- A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex marriage.

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Ohio same-sex couples eagerly await Monday’s marriage ruling

| Sunday, April 13, 2014
Nicole, left, and Pam Yorksmith, a Cincinnati couple who married in California in 2008 and have a 3-year-old son, are among the four couples who filed the lawsuit challenging Ohio's gay marriage ban.
[caption id="attachment_135316" align="alignleft" width="665"][media-credit name="Al Behrman, AP" align="alignleft" width="665"][/media-credit] Nicole, left, and Pam Yorksmith, a Cincinnati couple who married in California in 2008 and have a 3-year-old son, are among the four couples who filed the lawsuit challenging Ohio's gay marriage ban.[/caption] CINCINNATI -- Pam...

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Federal judge to order Ohio to recognize legal same-sex marriages

| Friday, April 4, 2014
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CINCINNATI -- A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere.

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Four gay couples sue to force Ohio’s hand on same-sex marriage

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Al Behrman, APAttorney Alphonse Gerhardstein, seated second from right, answers questions Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, during a news conference in Cincinnati. Four legally married gay couples filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates despite a statewide ban.
CINCINNATI -- Four legally married gay couples filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates despite a statewide ban, echoing arguments in a similar successful lawsuit concerning death certificates.

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