Ohio to Accept Other Gay Marriages

As anticipated, federal judge Timothy Black ruled Monday that Ohio authorities must recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states. Black said Ohio's current practice of denying marriage rights to same-sex couples constituted “ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." On the same day, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified that the Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment could proceed with revised language to overturn the state’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban. That proposal wouldn't be on the ballot this year, though.