John Arthur en Gay marriage ruling stands on Ohio death certificates <p>Federal Judge Timothy Black has decided to issue a permanent injunction in the case of John Arthur and Jim Obergefell, and William Ives and David Mitchener, meaning same-sex unions have to&nbsp;be recognized on death certificates in Ohio. The Attorney General's Office says it will appeal.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:07:25 +0000 Ann Thompson 20994 at Gay marriage ruling stands on Ohio death certificates "Marriage equality crusader" -John Arthur dies <p>A terminally ill Cincinnati man, who traveled to Maryland to marry his partner, has died. John Arthur married Jim Obergefell in July on the tarmac because Arthur,&nbsp;who had ALS, was too sick to get off his stretcher.</p><p><strong>Court case continues</strong></p><p>Shortly after they married, the couple filed a federal lawsuit challenging Ohio's marriage law, in part so they could be buried together in Arthur's family plot.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:53:53 +0000 Ann Thompson 18702 at "Marriage equality crusader" -John Arthur dies