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.
Better, on the whole, for Republicans to be the ones appointing the judges.
This reminds me, notice the lib judges don't apply the same rule to gun licences.
What if states didn’t put marriage in the law at all? If we can’t have it as a symbol of what’s right, then why not move it privately, therefore most head’s of churches could then refuse to marry anyone that didn’t fit what they recognize as real marriage, sure some rogue pastors, ministers, priests, may marry gay couples anyway but it would be far less.
If the States can stand up for themselves regarding marijuana and Obamacare, they should do so regarding an institution fundamental to society. Federal judges think of themselves as gods. They need to be dispelled of this delusion.
2Amendment= or in other words, MY states gun 'license'...
Ridiculous! I am from the Buckeye state. Here is a real good article pertaining to this-
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
I have found that they love to spout their bumper sticker slogans but when they are questioned they demonstrate their ignorance on such issues and have no facts what so ever.
In the end they either spout names or just say they don’t want to talk about it.
Either way , if the ignorant and dumb were not allowed to vote unless they knew what they were voting for then the Dem party and Bozo the clown would have no got voted in.
What good is living is a democracy? This is a corruptocracy!
People are going to have to ignore the faggot judge.
Ohio tells ‘federal’ judge to go stuff him(?)self
Then state's laws mean NOTHING. Get rid of the borders.
Jeff Smith spoke out about James Taylor, too.
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