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.
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.
Federal judge Timothy Black says he'll strike down Ohio's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages but won't mandate that Ohio begin performing such unions.
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.'
A widower won the right to be named as his husband's spouse on his death certificate
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.