The suit from a Milwaukee couple says the issue is of such importance that the state Supreme Court should have original jurisdiction.
Charles Cooper, the lawyer who unsuccessfully argued that California's same-sex marriage ban was constitutional, now supports marriage equality and is helping plan his stepdaughter's wedding to another woman.
Federal judge Timothy Black granted a stay on his ruling striking down Ohio's marriage recognition ban, but ordered the state to issue birth certificates listing both married same-sex parents to the four plaintiff couples.
With little debate, the state party adopted a platform without language opposing same-sex marriage.
Federal judge Timothy Black held true to his word and issued a ruling ordering Ohio to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other states.