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The Honeymoon’s Over? First Same-Sex Divorces Arrive in Columbus

Delaney Swift Delaney Swift The Honeymoon’s Over? First Same-Sex Divorces Arrive in Columbus

One year after SCOTUS ruling for same-sex marriage, Columbus divorce lawyers are starting to see the first same-sex divorce cases. This year, June 26 marked the one-year anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in Obergefell v. Hodges. Now, for some of those couples, the honeymoon might […]

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Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Tax season this year started out with late penalties for unpaid taxes for a lot of same-sex couples that filed jointly federally in 2013. People started receiving the letters on the 14th this month from the Department of Taxation, billing them by mistake. “The letter made them feel like they were being accused of fraud,” […]

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Why Marriage Matters Gets New Leadership as Movement Nears a Tipping Point

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Why Marriage Matters Gets New Leadership as Movement Nears a Tipping Point

There is optimism across America among LGBT activists as the county inches closer to a final decision on marriage equality by the Supreme Court this summer. Last week, after SCOTUS declined to strike down a lower court ruling against Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissent that the Supreme Court’s […]

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Ohio Gay Marriage Ban May be Struck Down by Supreme Court This Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Gay Marriage Ban May be Struck Down by Supreme Court This Year

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this afternoon that they will hear all cases from the 6th Circuit Court, which includes the revisiting of Ohio’s 2004 same sex marriage ban. Many other states had bans overturned in 2014, and a ruling on the case in Ohio is anticipated sometime this sumer. “It was just ten years […]

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Opinion: Accomplishments and Recognition for Marriage Equality, Yet More Work to Do

Michael Premo Michael Premo Opinion: Accomplishments and Recognition for Marriage Equality, Yet More Work to Do

On December 15, Columbus City Council unanimously passed an historic resolution in support of marriage equality. The resolution also honored the work of Why Marriage Matters Ohio and our volunteers across the state for our work in increasing support for the freedom to marry. Why is this a big deal? Because it is the first […]

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Ohio Now in Minority of States Without Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Now in Minority of States Without Marriage Equality

Colorado, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia all joined the ranks yesterday as states where gay marriage is now legal, marking for the first time where over 50 percent of the US population now lives in states where marriage equality has been actualized. “But here in Ohio, we continue to wait — and tens of thousands […]

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LGBT Activists Answer Billboard with One of their Own

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Activists Answer Billboard with One of their Own

The billboard looms over the corner of Olentangy River Road and Riverview Drive. It reads “Holy matrimony is one man and one woman.” No one seems to know where it came from or who put it up, but the meaning is clear. “We can’t ignore that that’s an anti-gay message, but it has that plausible […]

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