84°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
81°
64°
40%
Tue
85°
63°
10%
Wed
85°
64°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

1 year ago April 14, 2014 Apr 14, 2014 Monday, April 14 2014 Monday, April 14, 2014 8:31:59 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

CINCINNATI - A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.

Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Black's order doesn't force Ohio to allow gay marriages to be performed in the state.

The state plans to appeal Black's ruling, arguing that Ohio has a sovereign right to ban gay marriage, which voters did overwhelmingly in 2004.

Black delayed deciding whether to stay his ruling pending appeal until attorneys on both sides present their arguments on the issue by the end of Tuesday.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Partly Cloudy
82°
59°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
81°
64°
Tue
Mostly Sunny
85°
63°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
85°
64°
Thu
Isolated T-Storms
86°
67°