— Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, in a press release. Judge Timothy Black will strike down a constitutional amendement preventing the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Legally married same-sex couples brought the case, Henry v. Wymyslo, when they realized they could not be listed as married on their children’s’ birth certificates. Judge Black also presided over the 2013 case Obergefell v. Kasich, another Ohio case, in which he ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage wwas unconstitutional for prohibiting the inclusion of surviving same-sex spouses on death certificates.
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