Monday, July 22, 2013

Gay Couple Attempts to Force Ohio to Recognize Their Out-of-State Marriage

As predicted  when the Supreme Court ruled on DOMA, Ohio is now being forced to recognize a marriage of two males conducted in Maryland by a federal judge:
CINCINNATI - A federal judge granted two Cincinnati men who married in Maryland last week a temporary injunction, which means the state of Ohio must recognize their marriage until further hearings can be held.

The judge's decision marks the first time in the state's history a same-sex marriage is recognized.

Jim Obergfell made the case Monday in federal court as to why he believed the state law that does not recognize his marriage should be struck down. With his lawyer at his side, Obergfell told Judge Timothy Black his husband and the man he has been with for more than 20 years is dying...