Gay Marriage

Gay marriage
2:07 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Gay marriage ruling stands on Ohio death certificates

John Arthur (on the stretcher) and Jim Obergefell get married on a Maryland tarmac in July.
Baltimore Sun

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 be recognized on death certificates in Ohio. The Attorney General's Office says it will appeal.

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Gay marriage
1:53 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"Marriage equality crusader" -John Arthur dies

John Arthur (on the stretcher) and Jim Obergefell get married on a Maryland tarmac in July.
Credit Baltimore Sun

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, who had ALS, was too sick to get off his stretcher.

Court case continues

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.

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Cincinnati Edition
1:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Judge Issues TRO in Gay Marriage Case

Attorney Al Gerhardstein represented the same-sex couple
Holly Yurchison / WVXU

  A Federal Judge in Cincinnati issued a temporary restraining order which will allow a Cincinnati gay couple who were married in Maryland to have their marriage recognized in Ohio. Maryanne Zeleznik talks with the couple’s attorney, Al Gehardstein, about  what the case could mean for other gay couples in the state.

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same-sex marriage
4:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Update: Judge issues TRO in gay marriage lawsuit

Jim Obergefell (on right) and his attorney Al Gerhardstein exit the federal courthouse after presenting their case Monday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Update: Judge Black has granted the temporary restraining order. This means Ohio is now prohibited, in the event of Arthur's death, from issuing a death certificate that doesn't indicate that he was married and name his spouse.

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same-sex marriage
2:12 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Cincinnati lawsuit challenges Ohio's same-sex marriage ban

John Arthur (on stretcher) and Jim Obergefell tie the knot on the tarmac in Maryaland.
Credit Baltimore Sun

Update: U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black has scheduled a hearing Monday at 1:30 for this case. Attorneys for Jim Obergefell and John Arthur and attorneys from the Ohio Attorney General's Office will present their case.

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