Jim Obergefell

Same-sex marriage
9:21 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Spotlight on Cincinnati court for same-sex marriage

John Arthur, dying of ALS, married his long time partner Jim Obergefell on a Maryland tarmac. Obergefell won the right to be listed on Arthur's death certificate.

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in six separate cases involving four states.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider challenges to state same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan.

So many reporters and court observers are expected the court will have two overflow rooms with live audio streaming of the oral arguments.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is appealing two local cases:

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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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