From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mike DeWine has taken another step against marriage equality.  He is continuing to fight against a federal court decision requiring Ohio to recognize a same sex marriage legally performed in another state.

The facts of this case, in case you forgot, are definitely compelling.   Two men, John Arthur and Jim Obergefell, wished to get married before Arthur died of ALS.  So they took a charter flight to Maryland, got hitched, and then sued to compel Ohio to recognize the marriage on a death certificate.  We can’t link enough times to the Cincinnati Enquirer must read story.

The couple won in […]

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A new poll shows the Ohio governor’s race is a toss- up, and it signals trouble ahead for Gov. John Kasich’s re-election.

The survey of likely voters shows Kasich polling at just 40% against little-known Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who is Cuyahoga County’s executive.  Kasich’s trouble among conservatives is reflected in a 6% showing for Libertarian Charlie Earl, and the remaining 16 % are undecided, according to Public Policy Polling.

A survey in early November found Kasich and FitzGerald tied at 41 %.

“Although there’s been a fair amount of movement toward Republicans nationally since that time, the state of this […]

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