Ohio Report for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 House Report

Recognition Of Same Sex Marriages On Hold Pending Appeal; Portman Weighs In

A federal court ruling that requires Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states was placed on hold Wednesday pending an appeals court decision.

After reviewing arguments from both sides of the issue, federal court Judge Timothy Black stayed the portion of his decision that has statewide effects while allowing the four same-sex couples who filed the case to have their names listed on their children's birth certificates.

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