federal judge orders OH to recognize ss marriages from other states

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    Apr 14, 2014 5:36 PM GMT
    Ohio must recognize out of state marriages at least till there is a stay for an appeal

    -so now 4 states Ohio, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky have pending cases parked at the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    -the judge pre announced his intention last week allowing OH state officials Gov. John Kasich & Att Gen Mike DeWine to setup an appeal. Lets see if it shortly goes the the 6th circuit court.

    Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/#ixzz2ysoDNslW
  • Whipmagic

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    Apr 14, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    A few choice quotes from the opinion:

    "The record before the Court [...] is staggeringly devoid of any legitimate justification for the State’s ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

    "The Court is further inclined to conclude that the Defendants will not be harmed by compliance with the requirements of the United States Constitution."

    "Given that all practicing attorneys, as well as the vast majority of all citizens in this country, are fully aware that unconstitutional laws cannot stand, even when passed by popular vote, Defendants’ repeated appeal to the purportedly sacred nature of the will of Ohio voters is particularly specious."

    A refreshing read - Judge Black does not mince words. In fact, he bolded and underlined some of these statements - I don't think I have seen this ever in a published judicial opinion (but then, I don't read that many...) Bravo!

  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 15, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
    Coming as no surprise, Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich wastes no time going on record that gay people should NOT be treated with equality under the law, and should NOT have the same opportunities that heterosexual people have.
    State after state, it's the same sad story. The GOP is the party of bigotry.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-set-to-issue-key-ohio-gay-marriage-ruling/2014/04/14/24d547ce-c39c-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html
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    Apr 15, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidComing as no surprise, Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich wastes no time going on record that gay people should NOT be treated with equality under the law, and should NOT have the same opportunities that heterosexual people have.
    State after state, it's the same sad story. The GOP is the party of bigotry.

    Now, now... Republicans here will quickly accuse you of generalizing. Because they insist that if a FEW Republicans don't act this way, it's unfair to criticize ANY of them who DO act this way, even when they're the majority of their Party. Got it?

    I know, doesn't make any logical sense. But apparently a few good Republicans exonerate the bad deeds of all the others. Or at least prevent us from talking about them.

    Whereas if a few Democrats go astray they DO represent their entire Party. I know, it's complicated. But ultimately easy to decipher if you understand that Republicans are always right (what a lovely pun), and Democrats are always wrong. And everything that goes wrong (locally, federally, in other countries, in your back yard, the weather) was personally caused by President Obama. That simple formula will help you to navigate the political discussions here.
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    Apr 15, 2014 7:05 AM GMT
    It's great to see another domino fall.

    22 years ago, I moved from a small town in Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, in large part because I didn't want to live a gay life in a small town. The stigma was so thick, it felt like you could cut it with a knife back then.

    Very demonstrably, times have changed. Proudly my home state was the first to legalize marriage equality. Legal precedent there led to the Windsor decision at the Supreme Court, which is the basis for decisions like this in Ohio.

    In states and communities large and small, legal barriers to equality and profound happiness are falling.

    Live your life out loud, and love your life deeply. Every opportunity awaits you on the road ahead.
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    Apr 15, 2014 1:49 PM GMT
    It's about damn time. I really wish a judge would just make it legal but it's moving towards that with this ruling.

    And Kasich is trying to stay relevant since we'll be electing a new governor this November.

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    Apr 15, 2014 4:57 PM GMT
    the news reports are some what scrambled

    so has the Ohio Attorney Gen. already filed the appeal?
    if not; what is their dead line?