Thursday, April 17, 2014

[USA] - "Ohio Marriage Ruling Stayed, Except for Plaintiffs" by Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black granted a stay on his ruling striking down Ohio's marriage recognition ban, but ordered the state to issue birth certificates listing both married same-sex parents to the four plaintiff couples.

A federal judge who struck down Ohio's constitutional prohibition on recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed in other states agreed Wednesday to place a hold on his ruling while the state appeals, reports Equality on Trial.

But the four same-sex couples who filed suit are exempt from that stay, meaning the state must recognize their existing marriages as legal. Ohio officials must immediately issue corrected birth certificates to each of the married same-sex couples, listing both spouses as the parents of each child, according to the Associated Press.

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