same sex marriage

Gay rights
12:29 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Five local companies get high marks from HRC

Human Rights Campaign
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A week after releasing its ranking of cities, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has graded American corporations on how friendly they are to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees.  The HRC looked at 26 employers in Ohio and gave a perfect score to half of them, including three in Cincinnati.

Search corporations' rankings at the HRC website.

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Same-sex marriage
5:26 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Appeals court finds in favor of anti-gay marriage laws

Crowds of people demonstrated August 6, 2014 outside the federal courthouse while appeals court judges heard arguments, as to why or why not same-sex marriage should be recognized or allowed.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Ohio and three other states.

In a break with other circuit court decisions, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati decided two-to-one to uphold lower court rulings against same-sex marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Many are speculating this could lead the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue. And Ohio plaintiffs attorney Al Gerhardstein says he and his clients do intend to ask the Court to do just that.

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Same-sex marriage
8:40 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Federal appeals judges mull over same sex arguments

John Bradford (in wedding dress) and his partner Matt Morris (in top hat) say they will get married when Kentucky allows it.
Ann Thompson WVXU

It's a waiting game now as judges in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals mull over arguments to both overturn and uphold federal decisions in same sex marriage cases. They involve decisions in four states including Ohio and Kentucky.

Nobody knows how or when the court will rule. Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan want cases overturned that grant the right to marry, recognize out of state marriages and allow same-sex parents on birth certificates and partners on death certificates.

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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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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Tue August 5, 2014

The latest on Wednesday's federal appeals court arguments on five same-sex marriage cases

    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday on five same-sex marriage cases that could possibly provide the foundation for a landmark opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases Wednesday involved Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Same-sex marriage has been legalized in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. WVXU'’s Ann Thompson joins us for the latest on the story.

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