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Ohio asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of gay marriage bans

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Attorney General Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
With the Ohio response, there are now four new same-sex marriage cases that are nearly ready for the Justices’ first look. [...]

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Report: Gay Games added $52 million to Northeast Ohio economy

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Gay Games 9 organizers march in June's Cleveland Pride parade.
The 2014 Gay Games, which attracted nearly 8,000 athletes to Northeast Ohio in August, added $52 million to the local economy during the eight-day event. [...]

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Ohio education board member to introduce policy prohibiting anti-gay bias

Saturday, December 6, 2014
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A member of the State Board of Education says she wants to amend Ohio public schools' operating policies to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. [...]

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Toledo city council expands hate crimes ordinance to include gender identity

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Toledo city council on Tuesday voted unanimously to strengthen the city’s hate crime statute to protect transgender individuals. The Toledo Blade reports the council voted 12-0 to add gender identity to the city ordinance in the wake of a brutal beating and robbery last month [...]

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Ohio judge unintentionally approves same-sex couple’s divorce

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Divorce
ATHENS, Ohio — An Ohio judge said he was unaware that both parties in a divorce case were women when he signed a judgement last week granting their divorce. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy approved the divorce on Nov. 25, but said [...]

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Ohio LGBT rights advocates push for statewide nondiscrimination law

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of proposed statewide policy to protect LGBT Ohioans from discrimination met with state lawmakers this week to push for legislation that would make the changes they are seeking. [...]

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Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble supports marriage equality

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Procter & Gamble, makers of some of the world's best known brands -- including Charmin, Crest, Gillette, Pampers, and Tide -- said Tuesday it openly supports same-sex marriage. [...]

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Michigan, Kentucky couples take gay marriage cases to U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, November 17, 2014
WJBK-TVJayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer are plaintiffs in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON -- A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. The couple's plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday. It asks the justices to hold that state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from getting married violate [...]

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Rob Portman’s political future now tied to his support for marriage equality

Monday, November 17, 2014
This family portrait provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman shows, from left, his son, Will; wife, Jane; Sen. Portman; daughter, Sally, and son, Jed in Terrace Park, Ohio. Portman, who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list in 2012 is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the fallout from his newfound support for same-sex marriage when he learned his son Will is gay - the reversal upset some conservatives who oppose it.
LEBANON, Ohio -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list two years ago is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the [...]

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Lambda Legal, ACLU ask U.S. Supreme Court to review Ohio marriage ruling

Friday, November 14, 2014
Gay marriage supporters rally outside the Potter Stewart United States Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati, where the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments in six cases from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. A ruling in those cases is pending.
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling upholding same-sex marriage bans in Ohio and three other states. The Sixth Circuit is the only federal circuit court [...]

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