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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


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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.
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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.
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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.

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