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Supporters petition DeWine to drop Ohio's appeal of gay marriage rulings
They say it is a wast of taxpayer money and a miscarriage of justice
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Supporters of gay marriage are lobbying Attorney General DeWine to drop his appeal of recent rulings.
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Marriage equality activists are trying to convince the state Attorney General to quit fighting federal court rulings that allow recognition of gay marriages performed in other states. Ohio Public Radio' Jo Ingles explains how.

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The group, Why Marriage Matters, dropped off 6,000 petition signatures from Ohioans to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office.

Mike Premo, a spokesman with the group, explains the idea is to encourage DeWine to quit appealing recent federal court decisions that recognize the same-sex marriages of some Ohioans who were married in other states.

“Marriage equality is inevitable in Ohio. It’s not a question of if, it is a question of when and how. It’s either through the courts or the ballot box, we are going to get full marriage equality in Ohio. So really, for the attorney general to stand in the way of history, it is a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is also a grave injustice for those who are being denied the freedom to marry.”

A spokeswoman for DeWine says the office will not comment on the petitions or on plans for appeals.  Premo says his group is waging a larger public relations campaign to help Ohioans understand the marriage equality issue.

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