In a new report, researchers say Indiana, the most recent state studied by the Williams Institute, would see an economic boost of $39.1 million to the state and local economies, should same-sex marriage become legal there.
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 .
The suit seeks to "secure for same-sex couples across Ohio the right to marry on an equal basis with opposite-sex couples."
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.
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.
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. (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.)