Gay Rights http://wvxu.org en Same-sex marriage in Indiana could boost economy http://wvxu.org/post/same-sex-marriage-indiana-could-boost-economy <p>In a new <a href="http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Economic-Impact-IN-May-2014.pdf" target="_blank">report</a>, researchers say Indiana, the most recent state studied by the <a href="http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/" target="_blank">Williams Institute, </a>would see an economic <strong>boost of&nbsp; $39.1 million</strong> to the state and local economies, should same-sex marriage become legal there.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 26819 at http://wvxu.org Same-sex marriage in Indiana could boost economy Catholic teacher contract won't be changed http://wvxu.org/post/catholic-teacher-contract-wont-be-changed <p>There won’t be any changes to the Cincinnati Archdiocese teacher contract that has <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/archdiocese-now-has-petitions-protesting-new-teacher-contract" target="_blank">come under fire in recent weeks from groups who say it is anti-gay</a>.</p><p>The contract now includes a clause prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:35:31 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26634 at http://wvxu.org Six same-sex Cincinnati couples file suit to marry http://wvxu.org/post/six-same-sex-cincinnati-couples-file-suit-marry <p>Six Cincinnati same-sex couples have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against The Director of the Ohio Department of Health and the Director of the Hamilton County Probate Court .</p><p>The suit seeks to "secure for same-sex couples across Ohio <strong>the right to marry on an equal basis with opposite-sex couples."</strong></p><p>The Plaintiffs are Michelle Gibson and Deborah Meem; Heather Apple and Mary Koehler; Ronald Kastner Beck and Dave Beck; Andrew Hickman and Ethan Fletcher; Gary Goodman and Karl Rece, Jr.; and Rhonda Craig and Kendra Dukes.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:12:22 +0000 Ann Thompson 26146 at http://wvxu.org Six same-sex Cincinnati couples file suit to marry Archdiocese now has petitions protesting new teacher contract http://wvxu.org/post/archdiocese-now-has-petitions-protesting-new-teacher-contract <p>UPDATE: (4/25/14)</p><p>The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today called on Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr to remove the so-called “morality clause” from Cincinnati Catholic school teacher contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. The group will gather outside the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library this afternoon at 3:30 and will walk to the Cincinnati Archdiocese to deliver its petitions with 30,000 signatures.</p><p>------------</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:49:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25790 at http://wvxu.org Archdiocese now has petitions protesting new teacher contract Cincinnati same-sex couples plan to test judge's ruling http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-same-sex-couples-plan-test-judges-ruling <p>Federal Judge Timothy Black ruled as he said he was going to, striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban that blocks recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states. <strong>(there is a stay on the order except for the four couples involved. Attorney Al Gerhardstein says the earliest the stay would be lifted is Wednesday.)</strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:50:54 +0000 Ann Thompson 25460 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati same-sex couples plan to test judge's ruling