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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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Transgender inmate suing Ohio over refusal to allow hormone treatments

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when the treatments stopped.

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New lawsuit aims to strike down Ohio same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Civil rights attorneys Jennifer Branch, center left, and Lisa Meeks, center right, talk about the lawsuit they filed in federal court in Cincinnati seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. They are surrounded by some of the gay couples who are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, including, from left, Michelle Gibson, Mary Koehler, Karl Rece Jr., Gary Goodman, Ethan Fletcher and Ronny Beck.
CINCINNATI -- Civil rights attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban and to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state.

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Gay rights group seeks to expand Ohio same-sex marriage challenge

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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CINCINNATI -- A gay rights group wants to intervene in a court case that's being appealed, hoping to persuade a federal court to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban and allow same-sex couples to wed in the state.

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Ballot initiative to overturn Ohio gay marriage ban moves forward

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio's gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

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Portman on Ohio ruling: Marriage equality shouldn’t come from the courts

| Thursday, April 17, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
COLUMBIS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the first GOP senator to support marriage equality for same-sex couples, says he’s not a fan of Monday’s federal court ruling that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.

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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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Ohio man gets prison time for trying to ‘push the gay out’ of disabled brother

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Lawrence L. Featheroff
LANCASTER, Ohio — An Ohio man who was caring for his disabled younger brother has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for punching him and threatening to slice off his genitals to “push the gay out of him.”

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Ohio school board debates policy to ban discrimination against gay teachers

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

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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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