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Now legal in 36 states, Supreme Court to take another look at same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 8, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate. ...

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Many Ohio same-sex couples travel to nearby Indiana county to marry

Monday, January 5, 2015
Wayne County Courthouse in Richmond, Ind.
More than half of the marriage licenses that an eastern Indiana county issued to same-sex couples last year went to residents of Ohio, which the county borders. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules same-sex marriage cases for conference review

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A number of same-sex marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

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Ohio judge vacates couple’s divorce because their marriage isn’t recognized

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Ohio
An Ohio judge who mistakenly approved a divorce between two women vacated his decision because their marriage isn't recognized under state law. ...

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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
school-bus
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 ...

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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 ...

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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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