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Conservative Group Want US Supreme Court To Rehear Gay Marriage Case

Jul 6, 2015

An anti-abortion group is calling on Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to file a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear the case that ended up legalizing same-sex marriage.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.  

Faith 2 Action’s Janet Folger Porter says two of the justices who voted in favor of allowing states to recognize marriage of same sex couples, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, should have recused themselves.

“You cannot be impartial and oversee homosexual weddings. So they violated the law and yet they sat on the case. They didn’t recuse themselves and for that reason, the case is not valid. It is an illegal ruling,” Folger Porter says.

But a spokesman for state Attorney General Mike DeWine says the AG won’t ask the nation’s high court to rehear the case. Dan Tierney says it takes five justices to grant a motion to rehear and notes none of the justices have voluntarily recused themselves. Tierney says this issue was raised previously in the case and yet the case moved forward.