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Federal Judge Says Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Couplesí Out-Of-State Marriages
BuzzFeed Politics ^ | December 23, 2013 | Chris Geidner

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 husband’s 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 Ohio’s constitutional amendment and statute banning recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages, so Black’s 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 judge’s decision, we have consulted with our client, Director Theodore E. Wymyslo, M.D. of the Ohio Department of Health. Following our client’s wishes, we will appeal the decision to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.”

Wymyslo was directed by Black’s order earlier Monday “to make a best faith effort to communicate Notice of this Court’s Final Orders … to all persons within Ohio who assist with completing Ohio death certificates.”

Permanent Injunction:

(DOCUMENT-AT-LINK)

Final Order:

(DOCUMENT-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; judiciary; lavendermafia; lawsuit; liberalfascism; ohio; romneymarriage; ruling; samesexmarriage
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Every day now it's something new. Imaging what they'll get up to from election to inauguration day if (somehow) a conservative is elected in 2016.
1 posted on 12/23/2013 3:09:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 3:12:16 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So much for state’s rights. The POLICE STATE is in full swing now. Federal clowns telling the states what they must do?


4 posted on 12/23/2013 3:14:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think any more conservatives will be elected. A “conservative” perhaps. But maybe not even that.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 3:15:26 PM PST by madprof98
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Like this?

6 posted on 12/23/2013 3:18:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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What about other laws like conceal carry. Maybe gun rights activists can use this strategy too!
7 posted on 12/23/2013 3:23:20 PM PST by RginTN
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To: DeepInTheHeartOfTexas

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.


8 posted on 12/23/2013 3:27:50 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 3:28:18 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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This is why Tom DeLay was railroaded.

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.

10 posted on 12/23/2013 3:33:35 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is time for states to say NO to federal judges


11 posted on 12/23/2013 3:39:02 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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Okay, then, Washington DC and Illinois and Noo Yawk have to recognize my out-of-state conceal carry permit, too.

These queers know not what a Pandora's box they open by forcing states to recognize homosex bondings from other states.

12 posted on 12/23/2013 3:39:29 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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Sue ‘em.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 3:40:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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Well the County Sheriffs should have all due authority to enforce state statutes and laws and arrest these type of judges who unlawfully overturn what is the states jurisdiction..
14 posted on 12/23/2013 3:43:24 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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What about the states that don’t recognize marriages of first cousins? Why is that okay?


15 posted on 12/23/2013 3:46:35 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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And why is polygamy still illegal? I want to go “bride shopping” in Asia and they won’t let me! LOL


16 posted on 12/23/2013 3:48:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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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.

Betcha it's AWFULLY hot where this homo is right now. Eternity is a long time & never ends!

17 posted on 12/23/2013 3:56:21 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: DeepInTheHeartOfTexas

Better her, than ur bruther!


19 posted on 12/23/2013 4:07:25 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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”?


20 posted on 12/23/2013 4:22:01 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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