Al Gerhardstein http://wvxu.org en 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 Judge keeps same-sex marriage recognition ban in place, during appeal http://wvxu.org/post/judge-keeps-same-sex-marriage-recognition-ban-place-during-appeal <p>Federal Judge Timothy Black&nbsp; has decided Ohio's same sex marriage recognition ban will remain in place while his decision is being appealed. <strong>(meaning same-sex couples cannot go to other states, get married and have those marriages recognized in Ohio during the appeal of this case)</strong> The exception is the four couples who sued. Their marriages will be recognized and their names will go on the birth certificates of their children.</p><p><strong>From Judge Timothy Black's decision</strong></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:05 +0000 Ann Thompson & Mark Heyne 25530 at http://wvxu.org Judge keeps same-sex marriage recognition ban in place, during appeal 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 Judge scheduled to "officially" rule in same-sex case http://wvxu.org/post/judge-scheduled-officially-rule-same-sex-case <p>Monday is the day Federal Judge Timothy Black says he will rule in the case of four same-sex couples who want to get their names on their children's birth certificates.</p><p>Their request goes beyond what attorney Al Gerhardstein had originally asked in the February lawsuit. He broadened it to request the judge strike down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban, passed by voters in 2004.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25388 at http://wvxu.org Judge scheduled to "officially" rule in same-sex case Federal Judge says he will declare Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional http://wvxu.org/post/federal-judge-says-he-will-declare-ohios-gay-marriage-ban-unconstitutional <p></p><p><strong>Update:</strong> Federal Judge Timothy Black says he will issue a ruling by April 14 <strong>striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban passed by voters in 2004.</strong> Attorney Al Gerhardstein, representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit about birth certificates, amended his request to ask Black to declare all aspects of Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. (except the part about getting married in Ohio, because his clients were already married) In federal court Friday morning, the judge said he would do that.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 25077 at http://wvxu.org Federal Judge says he will declare Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional