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Federal Judge to strike down Ohio’s ban on recognition of same-sex marriages

“For the second time Judge Black has affirmed that the marriages of committed and loving same-sex couples must be recognized by the state of Ohio.”

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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