Federal judge orders Ohio to respect all marriages on death certificates

On Monday, December 23, federal judge Timothy Black issued a ruling declaring that the state of Ohio must respect marriages between same-sex couples on death certificates issued by the state.

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In Memoriam: John Arthur, Ohio man who challenged state marriage ban

Yesterday morning, John Arthur, the man from Ohio whose lawsuit with his partner, Jim Obergefell, challenged Ohio laws that restrict the freedom to marry to different-sex couples, passed away in Cincinnati. We wish our deepest condolences to his loved ones.

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Why Marriage Matters: Fueling the conversation on marriage across the country

In conjunction with our Roadmap to Victory and commitment to growing public support for the freedom to marry to over 60% by 2016, Freedom to Marry’s state-based Why Marriage Matters public education effort has continued to thrive by expanding to new states and welcome new partners.

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Winning More States: How marriage moved forward in 8 states this week

Coming off of June's historic victories at the Supreme Court, marriage supporters are working harder than ever in more states than ever in an effort to win marriage in more states and grow public support for marriage. Here's a look at how marriage has moved forward in eight key states this month!

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New public education campaign launches to push for marriage in Ohio

Today, Why Marriage Matters Ohio launched to highlight and increase support for the freedom to marry in Ohio. The launch was announced this morning at three simultaneous kick-off events in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus

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Federal judge orders Ohio to respect marriage of widower

Today, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ordered the State of Ohio to respect the marriage of a couple who wed this summer in Delaware. The ruling marks the second married same-sex couple to see their out-of-state marriage respected in Ohio in rulings ordered by Judge Black.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex spouses are finally respected by the U.S. military

Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!

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Ohio judge rules in favor of same-sex couple who married in Maryland

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Ohio ruled that state officials must respect the marriage of a Cincinnati couple, John Arthur and James Obergefell, who married in Maryland after 20 years together.

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Sen. Portman becomes first sitting GOP Senator to publicly support the freedom to marry

This week, Republican Senator Rob Portman from Ohio formally announced that he now supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. His announcement marks the first time that a sitting Republican Senator has publicly supported marriage for same-sex couples.

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22 Senators endorse freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

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