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

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Staff Reports

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Via WYSO Radio:

A new bill is being introduced at the Ohio Statehouse that would allow officiants to refuse to marry same sex couples in Ohio.

House Republican Ron Maag is the sponsor of a bill that would allow ministers and clergy members to refuse to perform marriage ceremonies that oppose their religious beliefs. But right now, that wouldn’t happen anyway since gay marriage is not legal in Ohio anyway.

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