Skip to comments.Federal Judge Says Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Couplesí Out-Of-State Marriages
Posted on 12/23/2013 3:09:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Ohio officials must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married out of state for purposes of being considered married on death certificates, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
Judge Timothy Black had granted a temporary injunction for James Obergefell and John Arthur in July, ordering that their marriage be recognized on his death certificate should Arthur who was in hospice care die. Since then, Arthur died, but the case was amended to included a funeral director who wanted to ensure that he would be protected should he list same-sex couples as married, as well as another individual who sought to be listed as the surviving spouse on his husbands death certificate. On Monday, Black made the injunction against county and state officials permanent.
Black explained that the case was not about marriage, but rather about the right to remain married:
The plaintiffs in the case only sought a ruling regarding the treatment of death certificates in light of Ohios constitutional amendment and statute banning recognition of same-sex couples marriages, so Blacks order is limited to that request. In explaining the narrow scope of the case, Black wrote:
Update at 3:10 p.m.: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine communications director, Lisa Hackley, told BuzzFeed, Following the judges decision, we have consulted with our client, Director Theodore E. Wymyslo, M.D. of the Ohio Department of Health. Following our clients wishes, we will appeal the decision to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wymyslo was directed by Blacks order earlier Monday to make a best faith effort to communicate Notice of this Courts Final Orders to all persons within Ohio who assist with completing Ohio death certificates.
The Federalis are on the warpath. Imagine if they moved this fast on confirming 2nd Amendment rights.
hell, that’s only written in the constitution.
So much for state’s rights. The POLICE STATE is in full swing now. Federal clowns telling the states what they must do?
I don’t think any more conservatives will be elected. A “conservative” perhaps. But maybe not even that.
Sorry Mr Federal Judge but there’s this Constitutional amendment; the 10th and It sort of keeps many states protected from Federali types like yourself. I think the “true” majority don’t honor rug muncher or anal prober unions as real marriages.
It should be pointed out that John Arthur, one of the gay men, died in October at the age of about 47.
He is another statistic that proves the gay lifestyle kills it’s participants many years before non-gay males die.
In this case, Arthur died about 3 decades before he should have.
Many people don't know this, but he vowed to impeach activist judges. That didn't sit well with the Left, who immediately brought a smear campaign against him.
The fact that nobody in the GOP or even conservative talk radio or commentators is bringing this up speaks volumes.
It is time for states to say NO to federal judges
These queers know not what a Pandora's box they open by forcing states to recognize homosex bondings from other states.
What about the states that don’t recognize marriages of first cousins? Why is that okay?
And why is polygamy still illegal? I want to go “bride shopping” in Asia and they won’t let me! LOL
He is another statistic that proves the gay lifestyle kills its participants many years before non-gay males die.
Betcha it's AWFULLY hot where this homo is right now. Eternity is a long time & never ends!
Better her, than ur bruther!
You have to wonder why a father cant marry both his son and daughter. Like what is the reasoning for banning that if two males can be “married”? That those are “gross”?
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