Ohio Men Challenge State Law Denying Gay Marriage

Jul 19, 2013 Full story: EDGE 11

Two Ohio men have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Ohio violates the U.S Constitution by denying legal recognition to same-sex couples married in states where gay marriage is legal.

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“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#1 Jul 19, 2013
These men are correct.

The State Of Ohio is violating the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause and the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment guaranteeing equal protection of the laws.

Since: Jan 10

Westerville, OH

#2 Jul 19, 2013
Come on Ohio, it's time to get on the side of equality.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Jul 20, 2013
Interesting twist-

Ohio bans 1st cousins from marrying, but will recognize their marriage if done in another state that does allow it.

That's the crux of the equal protection argument in this case, where a same-sex couple got married in another state but Ohio still refuses to recognize it.

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Europa

#4 Jul 20, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Interesting twist-
Ohio bans 1st cousins from marrying, but will recognize their marriage if done in another state that does allow it.
That's the crux of the equal protection argument in this case, where a same-sex couple got married in another state but Ohio still refuses to recognize it.
It's also because of the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause which MUST be applied to ALL marriages in the U.S.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#5 Jul 20, 2013
It's easier here,up in Canada.

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Europa

#6 Jul 20, 2013
SLIF wrote:
It's easier here,up in Canada.
SCOTUS will rule in the foreseeable future that all states must legally recognize ALL the marriages performed in other states. All states actually have done that, notwithstanding their own laws to the contrary, for many decades, with the SOLE EXCEPTION of marriages between same-sex couples.

And there IS NO "GAY EXCEPTION" in the U.S. Constitution. And when states SPECIFICALLY MADE "GAY EXCEPTION" laws, SCOTUS ruled that doing so was UNCONSTITUTIONAL and that therefore those laws were null and void and of no effect.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Jul 20, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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It's also because of the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause which MUST be applied to ALL marriages in the U.S.
"MUST" or not, obviously the courts have yet to enforce that concept.

But since Ohio already DOES recognize marriages which are illegal to perform in the state, THAT gives a strong equal protection argument without requiring an all new interpretation of the FC&C by the SCOTUS.

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Since: May 13

Europa

#8 Jul 20, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
"MUST" or not, obviously the courts have yet to enforce that concept.
But since Ohio already DOES recognize marriages which are illegal to perform in the state, THAT gives a strong equal protection argument without requiring an all new interpretation of the FC&C by the SCOTUS.
I agree.

And the same thing is going to happen in every other state that refuses to legally recognize ALL the marriages performed in other states.
Scott

Camden, NY

#9 Jul 20, 2013
This Country is in far bigger trouble than just SSM. It has turned it back on the Lord our God, on a lot of subjects. Do you think God doent see this, do you think there will not be punishment? God will not be mocked, be prepared folks, The rapture is near.

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Europa

#10 Jul 20, 2013
Scott wrote:
This Country is in far bigger trouble than just SSM. It has turned it back on the Lord our God, on a lot of subjects. Do you think God doent see this, do you think there will not be punishment? God will not be mocked, be prepared folks, The rapture is near.
The Obamaniac says that that's because it's "BUSH'S FAULT !"

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Jul 21, 2013
Scott wrote:
This Country is in far bigger trouble than just SSM. It has turned it back on the Lord our God, on a lot of subjects. Do you think God doent see this, do you think there will not be punishment? God will not be mocked, be prepared folks, The rapture is near.
Oooooh, such a very scary fairy tale.....

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