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It’s Time to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal It’s Time to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act

By David C. DeWitt Every General Assembly for many years now, the Ohio Fairness Act is introduced, and every General Assembly it fails to become law. The Ohio Fairness Act would make sexual orientation and gender identity or expression part of the civil rights law’s “covered characteristics” for which discrimination is prohibited. Under current law, covered characteristics include […]

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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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Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Next Saturday, July 11th, the City of Columbus will be celebrating The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling with the Vowed & Proud Ceremony, and event where 12 same sex couples will be married by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Anyone interested in participating in the event can submit a short story and photo via email to […]

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LGBT Activists, Allies and Families Celebrate Victory

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Activists, Allies and Families Celebrate Victory

Just after 10 a.m. Friday morning, the announcement went out to the entire nation; the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage for every state in the Union. It wasn’t surprising then that the Union Café was where gay men and women and their straight allies, young and old, gathered to celebrate the decision. The crowd […]

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Marriage Equality Comes to Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Marriage Equality Comes to Ohio

The US Supreme Court reached the long-awaited verdict today that removes all state bans of same-sex marriage, which includes the ban that the State of Ohio enacted in 2004. The decision was reached in a 5-4 verdict. “Today the Supreme Court affirmed what we have always known: we are equal,” said Equality Ohio executive director Elyzabeth […]

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LGBT Activists Answer Billboard by Patiently Awaiting Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans LGBT Activists Answer Billboard by Patiently Awaiting Marriage Equality

Last fall, an anti-gay billboard reading “Holy Matrimony is One Man and One Woman” went up on Olentangy River Road near Grandview Heights. Local LGBT activists answered the billboard by erecting one of their own that read “Marriage Equality! Love Will Win!” nearby. This week, the “Holy Matrimony” billboard has returned to Fifth Avenue, likely […]

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