Same-sex marriage (SSM) in Ohio.
On this web site:
"SSM" refers to same-sex marriage.
"LGBT" refers to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual community.
||"If marriage means everything, it means absolutely nothing." Dr. James C. Dobson, of Focus on the Family.
||"A loving man and woman in a committed relationship can marry. Dogs, no matter what their relationship, are not
allowed to marry. How should society treat gays and lesbians in committed relationships? As dogs or as humans?" From a
posting to an Internet mailing list; used by permission of the author.
Timeline concerning same-sex marriage in Ohio:
- 2004: The state constitution was modified to ban same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Loving, committed same-sex couples are to be treated as roommates.
- 2013-APR: Poll shows that 54% of Ohio adults support a proposal to repeal the constitutional ban and legalize SSM.
- 2013-JUL: A couple, John Arthur, 47 and Jim Obergefell, married in Maryland, married, returned to Ohio, and launched a lawsuit to have their marriage recognized there. Ohio voters passed an amendment to their state constitution banning same-sex marriages -- both solemnized within the state and in other locations. They received a temporary injunction recognizing their marriage from federal District Court.
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Copyright © 2013 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2013-JUL-25
Latest update: 2013-JUL-25
Author: B.A. Robinson