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Tue July 23, 2013
The Commonwealth

Ohio Judge Issues Restraining Order In Gay Marriage Lawsuit

Jim Obergefell (on right) and his attorney Al Gerhardstein exit the federal courthouse after presenting their case Monday.
Jim Obergefell (on right) and his attorney Al Gerhardstein exit the federal courthouse after presenting their case Monday.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU News

Judge Timothy Black has granted the temporary restraining order. This means Ohio is now prohibited, in the event of John Arthur's death, from issuing a death certificate that doesn't indicate that he was married and name his spouse. Saying it's unconstitutional to single out a group of people just because the have differing views, Federal Judge Timothy Black promised to act expeditiously Monday in the case of a Cincinnati same-sex couple married in Maryland who want their marriage recognized in Ohio.  Read more...