Ohio to Accept Other Gay Marriages

    A protester from Ohio carries a flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, March 26, 2013. America's top court takes up the delicate and divisive issue of gay marriage on Tuesday when the nine Supreme Court justices consider the legality of a California ballot initiative that limits marriage to opposite-sex couples.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CRIME LAW)   - RTXXXXR

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    As anticipated, federal judge Timothy Black ruled Monday that Ohio authorities must recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states. Black said Ohio's current practice of denying marriage rights to same-sex couples constituted “ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." On the same day, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified that the Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment could proceed with revised language to overturn the state’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban. That proposal wouldn't be on the ballot this year, though.

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