Our City Online

same-sex marriage

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 […]

No Comments

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 […]

2 Comments

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,” […]

No Comments

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 […]

1 Comment

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 […]

6 Comments

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 […]

4 Comments

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 […]

No Comments

1 2 3

politics categories

The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS