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What would happen to their son if something happens to them?

Friday, April 17, 2015
Britini Rogers, left and Brittani Henry with their son Jayseon in Middletown, Ohio. An impending birth spurred Henry and Rogers to get married. It’s the possibility of an untimely death that pushed them to become part of the same-sex marriage legal actions now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
An impending birth prompted Brittani Henry and Brittni Rogers to get married. Worries about what the future holds pushed them to join legal cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Two Kellys raising their baby as loving, if not legal, parents

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Kelly Noe, left, and her spouse, Kelly McCracken, along with their daughter, Ruby Noe-McCracken, are Ohio plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case to be argued before the Supreme Court in late April. Noe and McCracken say they give their baby daughter a lot of love. Now, they want the nation’s highest court to give them more legal status.
Kelly Noe and Kelly McCracken say they give their baby daughter a lot of love. They want the nation's highest court to give them more legal status. ...

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Widowed with 3 kids, Ohio man joins same-sex marriage case

Thursday, April 16, 2015
David Brian Michener, left, and William Herbert Ives, who were committed partners for 18 years, with their three adopted children, from left, Michael, Anna and Jackson. They were married in 2013 in Delaware and William died later that year.
David Michener had planned on raising a family with two dads. He and William Ives, a couple for 18 years, had adopted three children and were bringing them up in Cincinnati when they got married in Delaware in 2013. ...

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New bill would allow Ohio clergy to refuse to officiate same-sex unions

Monday, April 13, 2015
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
A new bill is being introduced at the Ohio Statehouse that would allow officiants to refuse to marry same sex couples in Ohio. ...

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Ohio leaders aim to capitalize on criticism of Indiana religious freedom law

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Officials in Ohio are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. ...

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Ohio State NCAA wrestling champion Mike Pucillo comes out as gay

Friday, March 27, 2015
Mike Pucillo
For months, the NCAA wrestling champion from Ohio State had tried time and again to share his biggest secret, but he couldn’t bring himself to verbalize two words. ...

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Two years after his husband’s death, Jim Obergefell is still fighting for the right to be married

Monday, March 23, 2015
In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md.
The wedding, performed on an airport tarmac in 2013, has become iconic within the marriage equality movement, a testament to a couple’s commitment and to the absurd lengths necessary to undertake for a simple ceremony. ...

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Catholic archdiocese of Cincinnati to tweak teacher contract morality clauses

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The contract still prohibits teachers from "any conduct or lifestyle" that would contradict Catholic teachings or morals. ...

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Ohio man accused of fatally stabbing gender fluid child

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Brian Golec
An Ohio man is facing murder and domestic violence charges in the stabbing death of his gender fluid child late Friday. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April

Friday, January 16, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution. The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans ...

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