Ohio
News from within the borders of Ohio and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Ohio, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.
HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples
March 14 2014 4:14 PM ET

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

If insurance companies provide family benefits to married opposite-sex couples, they must offer the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples, the Department of Health and Human Services said today.

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban
December 23 2013 2:08 PM ET

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge made a ruling on Ohio's marriage equality ban, which could clear the path toward completely overturning the law.

Ohio Marriage Equality Advocate Dies
October 22 2013 7:16 PM ET

Hero for Marriage Equality in Ohio Dies

Jase Peeples

John Arthur, the terminally ill man who sued and won the right to have his marriage to his longtime partner recognized in his home state, has died.

Ohio Marriage Recognition Suit Expanded
September 26 2013 3:42 PM ET

Ohio Marriage Recognition Suit Expanded

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge agreed to expand a pending lawsuit that aims to mandate Ohio's health department, coroners, and funeral directors to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages as legal on a partner's death certificate.

Impeach Judge Who Ordered Ohio to Recognize Gay Marriages, Says Local Lawmaker
September 23 2013 1:44 PM ET

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Judge Impeached Over Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Ohio Rep. John Becker claims a federal judge's rulings in favor of a legally married gay couple and a gay widower demonstrate the judge's 'incompetence' and 'personal bias.'

Campaign Aims to Grow Ohio Marriage Equality Support
September 09 2013 5:13 PM ET

Campaign Aims to Grow Ohio Marriage Equality Support

Sunnivie Brydum

The Marriage Matters Ohio campaign kicked off today in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

Federal Judge: Ohio Must Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple
September 04 2013 11:23 AM ET

Federal Judge: Ohio Must Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage

Michelle Garcia

A widower won the right to be named as his husband's spouse on his death certificate

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage
July 22 2013 7:32 PM ET

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

James Obergefell and John Arthur will be listed as married on Arthur's death certificate, and can be buried beside one another when Arthur succumbs to ALS.

WATCH: Terminally Ill Ohio Gay Man and Partner Fly to Maryland to Marry
July 15 2013 4:24 PM ET

WATCH: Terminally Ill Gay Man Marries in Maryland Airport

Sunnivie Brydum

The Cincinnati Enquirer captures the touching story of Jim Obergefell and his husband John Arthur, who was diagnosed with ALS, but still managed to travel to Maryland to formalize their 20-year-partnership in marriage. 

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