Thursday, Oct 08th

Last update11:38:35 PM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Same-sex marriage: Ohio judge opens new frontier for gay activists

Same-sex marriage: Ohio judge opens new frontier for gay activists

E-mail Print PDF

Marriage equalityA decision by a federal judge in Ohio Monday to grant marriage rights to a same-sex couple residing in a state that does not recognize such unions highlights a new front for gay rights activists seeking to expand rights for couples living in states that are unfriendly to same-sex marriage.

On Monday, US District Judge Timothy Black ruled in favor of John Arthur and James Obergefell, a Cincinnati couple who married in Maryland on July 11 and want the rights they earned in that state transferred to Ohio so that both men can be buried next to each other in the Arthur family plot, which is restricted to direct descendants and spouses. Mr. Arthur is suffering from a disease doctors have diagnosed as terminal.

Maryland is one of 13 states, along with the District of Columbia, that recognizes gay marriage, while Ohio is one of 37 in which it is banned or not recognized. With many of the states that now ban gay marriage not likely to change in the near future, the next wave of challenges could come from legally married same-sex couples seeking to have their marriage rights recognized on their home turf.


Most Recent Related Stories...

NYPD Officer Used Excessive Force On Ex-Tennis Player James Blake: Review Board

James BlakeThe police officer who mistakenly arrested former tennis star James Blake will face an excessive force...

Ten Commandments statue removed from Oklahoma Capitol

Ten Commandments removed from Oklahoma capitolA monument listing the Ten Commandments was removed from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol...

Air Force: French train hero stabbed in California

French hero stabbed in CAAn Air Force spokesman says Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on...

California governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections

Hannah-Beth JacksonFemale workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!