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Same Sex Marriage

Ohio Public Radio

The two men whose names are on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.

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Pope Francis has called for legislation to protect same-sex couples, according to comments he made in a new documentary that mark a break from Catholic doctrine.

"Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They are children of God and have a right to a family," the pope said in an interview in the documentary Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. "What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered."

On the fifth anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage across the country, LGBTQ activists are marking the victory online.

On June 26, 2015 celebrations took place on the steps of the Supreme Court with lots of hugging and cheering. This year celebrations are more subdued and virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A bill that’s meant to add safeguards for religious leaders has some lawmakers worried about the possible unintended consequences it could have on marriage equality. 

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on same-sex marriage, many Ohio counties were immediately ready to comply. 

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.

State of Ohio

The first piece of legislation related to last month’s US Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry is making the rounds at the Statehouse.