News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Ohio awaits federal judge's ruling on gay marriage
The state is urging Federal Judge Tim Black to continue blocking the ruling, but others are urging to lift the stay
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 
Attorney General Mike DeWine says the focus of his office is on whether or not the whole ruling is stayed or is not stayed, not on the four individual couples.
Courtesy of The Attorney General's Office
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
The state has asked a federal judge to continue to block the ruling that would allow recognition of same sex marriages in Ohio. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports state officials fear if he doesn’t, more gay Ohio couples will hurry to other states to get married.
LISTEN: Attorney General Mike DeWine on the gay marriage ruling

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:13)


There are four couples who want the state to allow their names on birth certificates for their children. Ohio doesn’t allow gay adoption so, under current law, only one parent can be named on the legal document.

The attorneys representing these couples are urging Federal Judge Tim Black to lift a stay he issued Monday, saying the couples will suffer severe and irreparable harm if Ohio doesn’t recognize their out of state marriages for purposes of those birth certificates.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office does not oppose allowing the order to take effect for the four couples involved in the lawsuit.

"The question is whether or not the whole or bigger ruling is stayed or is not stayed. We aren’t really looking at these four couples."

Judge Black has indicated he thinks Ohio’s ban on recognizing gay marriage is unconstitutional. He could rule the state has to recognize the marriages of all couples who live in Ohio but were married in another state. Black will decide soon if he will lift the stay or allow part of all of it to remain in effect.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University