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Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage
WLWT ^

Posted on 04/04/2014 10:30:37 AM PDT by markomalley

A federal judge says he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.

Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban.

He says he'll issue the ruling April 14 prohibiting Ohio officials from enforcing the ban, which he says violates constitutional rights to equal protection and due process. Black's ruling will not mean Ohio has to allow couples to marry in the state.

Attorneys for the state had argued that it's Ohio's sole province to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

By announcing his intention ahead of his ruling, Black gives time for the state to prepare an appeal that can be filed as soon as he rules.

WLWT News 5's John London will have the latest on this story later today.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; oh; ohio; timothyblack
Ohio pastors should refuse to sign marriage licenses effective immediately. All of them.
1 posted on 04/04/2014 10:30:37 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Why have a state legislature? The judges seem to feel free create de facto legislation on the fly.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 10:33:23 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: markomalley

If I were to get married again, I think I would have a minister marry me and forego the marriage license.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Army Air Corps

More activist judges in this country - what gives them the authority to overturn our laws? They are legislating from the bench - makes me sick!


4 posted on 04/04/2014 10:37:25 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Army Air Corps
Seems to me that this requires a 2-step response.

1. States need to get to the point where they receive no federal money for anything.

2. Tell federal judges to get stuffed.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 10:37:29 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: markomalley

Appointed by B. Hussein 0bama in 2010 ....


6 posted on 04/04/2014 10:38:50 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: markomalley

Since Black’s an Obamugabi appointee there’s a good chance he’s a homosexual himself.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 10:49:57 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: markomalley

The State should ignore the Judge, tell him to go pound sand, and refuse to recognize gay marriage anyway.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 10:53:06 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: markomalley

“Black’s ruling will not mean Ohio has to allow couples to marry in the state. “

That’s next.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 10:57:34 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

“violates constitutional rights to equal protection and due process”

While discounting the will of the people, the very foundation of the nation.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 10:57:46 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: markomalley

“Whim of a judge” trumps “Will of the People” (again).


11 posted on 04/04/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Wiser now
That’s next.

Give them about a week.

12 posted on 04/04/2014 11:08:22 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: markomalley
This is hardly a surprise.

Has there been a single court case on gay marriage decided the other way since the SCOTUS decision last year?

13 posted on 04/04/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT by gdani
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To: cripplecreek

The only reason MrT5 and I got a “marriage license” was because of the military rules for benefits-otherwise we would not have bothered-we were married by a priest, and that had nothing to do with the county courthouse...


14 posted on 04/04/2014 11:17:30 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: cripplecreek
If I were to get married again, I think I would have a minister marry me and forego the marriage license.

Good idea. Bring a lawsuit that says the homosexual government has no right to require marriage license for Holy Matrimony

15 posted on 04/04/2014 11:18:51 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: markomalley

The gay marriage ban DOES NOT violate any equal protection rights! The same laws apply to both gays and straights. Hetero men can’t marry a guy, either. Gays can marry anyone they like of the opposite sex, just as straights are legally forced to do. The judge was obviously never a mathematician, nor a computer programmer. No, the gays want SPECIAL privileges.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 11:19:04 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: markomalley

With this reasoning, a person from a permissive open-carry state should be able to sue Ohio in front of this very same judge for recognition of his out of state, lawful right.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 11:22:22 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: markomalley

But if Ohio were to write a law that prohibits recognizing that 2+1=4, should this same judge also strike down the new math law if challenged?


18 posted on 04/04/2014 11:34:48 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: markomalley

If I can’t marry my refrigerator and claim a tax deduction, it’s unconstitutional, racist, discriminatory, violates due process, etc.

And you’ll be labeled “Fridgeophobic”.

And if you try to stop me I’ll force taxpayer funding to destroy you and yours.

Clear enough ?!


19 posted on 04/04/2014 11:48:38 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: markomalley

The left has devalued marriage for heterosexuals but encouraging it for gays. So whacked.

Wonder when gays will be told marriage is just a piece of paper and shacking up is a better alternative.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 12:03:14 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: markomalley

I guess what the American people want means nothing to these moronic, leftwing extremist “judges”.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We are human beings. The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: Army Air Corps

If the libs can’t get what they want legitimately they will go to the courts. Their motto is: By any means necessary.

Hmmm, didn’t the NAZIs have the same motto?


22 posted on 04/04/2014 12:45:29 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: markomalley

Another Federal Judge who is fixing the state of things in this country for homosexual marriage is now stating that the intent of the people of the State of Ohio is null and void. The Federal Judges in this country are being fixed by the intentions of none other than Barack Obama. Otherwise, they would be deciding otherwise. The majority of people in this country feels otherwise. Obama is a creep! His hope and change is ruining this country. Let’s hope we can get rid of him and his ilk in time to save the country.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 2:58:50 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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