Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Same-Sex Parents in Ohio File for Both Names on the Birth Certificate

In Ohio, Cincinnati Again Center of Gay Marriage Fight.  The same attorney and the same locale as the watershed case of Obergefell v. Kasich, (S.D. Ohio July 2103) holding it unconstitutional to deny recognitition of a valid out-of-state gay marriage for purposes of a death certificate.  Interestingly, “[t]he city did not defend the law in the Obergefell case, and it won’t defend it in this case,” Deputy Cincinnati Solicitor Aaron Herzig said Monday. “The city does not have any local laws treating same-sex marriages differently from opposite-sex marriages. In 2004, city voters repealed the charter amendment that had prohibited the city from giving legal protections based on sexual orientation.”

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