Friday, April 4, 2014
A federal judge is striking down Ohio’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, meaning Ohio will have to recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Black said he will issue the ruling April 14, giving time for the state to prepare an appeal. His ruling will prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the ban, which he says violates constitutional right of equal protection and due process, but the ruling does not mean Ohio must allow couples to marry in the state.
See Janet Loehrke, Ohio Will Have to Recognize Gay Marriages, Judge Says, USA Today, Apr. 4, 2014.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.