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Effort to repeal Ohio same-sex marriage ban won’t make November ballot

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall. FreedomOhio's executive director Ian James also said Thursday the campaign would not have had enough money to run an effective statewide campaign this year.

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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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Cleveland man charged in fatal shooting of transgender woman

| Sunday, June 8, 2014
Brittany Stergis (left) and Delshawn Carroll
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police have charged a Cleveland man with murder in connection with the fatal December shooting of a 22-year-old transgender woman. Delshawn Carroll, 19, was charged with one count of aggravated murder for shooting and killing Brittany Stergis Dec. 6 as she sat in her car outside public housing.

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First openly gay commander takes helm at Nat’l Air and Space Intelligence Center

| Thursday, June 5, 2014
Col. Leah G. Lauderback
DAYTON, Ohio — The first openly gay commander of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center has taken over the top leadership post of the secretive agency that provides intelligence reports to the White House, Congress and ground troops in combat.

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HRC endorses Ohio AG candidate who says he’ll stop defending marriage ban

| Monday, June 2, 2014
David Pepper
The HRC has endorsed David Pepper for Ohio attorney general, marking just the second time ever that the national LGBT civil rights group has weighed in on a state-level non-gubernatorial race. The clincher, according to HRC: incumbent Mike DeWine’s ongoing defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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Teachers criticize Catholic school contracts that regulate their private lives

| Saturday, May 24, 2014
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Roman Catholic Dioceses in Oakland and Cincinnati have come under fire for new morality clauses that require teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives.

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Poll: Narrow majority of Ohio voters support marriage equality

| Friday, May 16, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new poll still shows a narrow majority of Ohio voters support gay marriage, unchanged from a similar poll this winter.

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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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AG appeals ruling that Ohio recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

| Friday, May 9, 2014
Attorney General Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio officials have appealed a federal judge's order to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who wed in other states.

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Judge orders Ohio to resume hormone treatment for transgender inmate

| Friday, May 2, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate who complained about losing her breast tissue and growing facial hair after her hormone treatments were stopped must receive the treatments for the rest of her time behind bars, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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