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The marriages of four same-sex couples get the go-head in Ohio
But the federal judge puts his own broader order on hold while the state appeals
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio has time to appeal.
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A federal judge has ruled Ohio’s ban on recognizing gay marriages is unconstitutional. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, that doesn’t mean the state will be recognizing all those marriages immediately.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the federal court ruling says Ohio has to recognize legal gay marriages that were performed out of state.  But he says that doesn’t mean those marriages will be recognized today.

“The judge (Timothy Black) is asking both sides to file their briefs, and he will then determine whether or not he will stop this ruling from going into effect because this case is going to the 6th Circuit.” 

DeWine says the state is not asking the ruling be stayed for the four couples in this case who want both of their names reflected as parents on birth certificates.

He says the ruling will hold for those four couples in those specific cases.  DeWine says the judge could decide to put his ruling into effect in the next couple of days, pending on what happens in the 6th Circuit Court.

 

 

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