Saturday, April 05, 2014
Federal judge says Ohio has to recognized same-sex marriages from other states
A federal judge has ruled that Ohio will have to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
USA Today has a story here, about the ruling from US District court judge Timothy Black. The ruling does not affect Ohio’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages within the state (link). Note that the link has an up-to-date state map for the entire USA.
The Ohio ruling occurred one day after “Will and Sonny” were married in a soap opera, “Days of our Lives”, that appears to take place in Ohio from past episodes.
There’s also a lawsuit in Ohio by same-sex parents to allow both names to be listed on a birth certificate.
This is allowed in some states, like Iowa.
Yet, the Washington Times Robert Knight has an editorial “Recovering the meaning of marriage: Not a scheme for alienation, it’s the purpose of creation, link here.
The pace of suits in individual states seems to be increasing,