Postedon Apr 30, 2014 at 02:00 pm
This morning, same-sex couples in Cincinnati filed Gibson v. Himes, a federal lawsuit challenging Ohio’s constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of six couples who want to marry in Ohio, is the first case to directly challenge the state’s marriage ban.
Postedon Apr 22, 2014 at 09:30 am
Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson describes the dynamic litigation landscape and explains how all Americans can do their part in creating the climate for these courts - including the U.S. Supreme Court - to rule in favor of marriage nationwide as soon as possible.
Postedon Apr 14, 2014 at 01:00 pm
After today's great victory in Ohio, it's a good time to check in on the state of marriage litigation across the country. In nine states, marriage litigation is currently pending at the federal appellate level in five different Circuit Courts.
Postedon Apr 14, 2014 at 10:05 am
Today, U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black officially issued his ruling in Henry v. Wymyslo, declaring that the state of Ohio must respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.
Postedon Apr 04, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Today, during the closing arguments of a hearing in Henry v. Wymyslo, U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black announced that he would issue a ruling within ten days, and that he anticipates striking down part of Ohio's anti-marriage law.
Postedon Mar 27, 2014 at 10:30 am
After last Friday's amazing victory in Michigan - which resulted in several hours of the freedom to marry in some Michigan counties on Saturday - it's a good time to check in on the state of marriage litigation across the country.
Postedon Feb 12, 2014 at 11:45 am
In the past week, the flurry of activity around marriage litigation hasn't slowed down: Two new lawsuits were filed today, and in Texas and Nevada, big developments could translate to big wins.
Postedon Jan 02, 2014 at 03:00 pm
2013 was a great year, and we've come so far - but we're not done yet. 2014 will be another big year for marriage as we work to fuel campaigns to win marriage this year, lay the groundwork for further momentum for future years, and fuel the conversation about why marriage matters for all families.
Postedon Dec 23, 2013 at 01:00 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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.