A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
CLEVELAND - Richard Starn and Ron Grey were legally married in Massachusetts two years ago.
On Wednesday, the Lakewood couple attended a rally at Cleveland City Hall celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving same-sex couples the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
"I"m glad we're here celebrating," Grey said, "but we've got more work to do."
Whether Grey and Starn will receive benefits is still up in the air because Ohio doesn't recognize same-sex marriage.
"I would certainly argue that the federal benefits should follow the couple," said Lakewood attorney Maria Shinn. "It remains to be seen how that will shake out."
Gay rights supporters said there are at least 1,000 benefits that same-sex couples have not had access to, including insurance coverage and exchange of property if one of them dies.
"It kind of makes you feel like a second class citizen," Starn said.
Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that have taken a stand on same-sex unions.
A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee in the biggest session of its kind so far.
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
The governor's office says Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed before a court halted a decision that lifted the state's ban.
A federal judge has struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, calling it unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriages have been put on hold in Wisconsin by a federal judge who last week struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional.
A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, and despite confusion over the ruling, clerks in Madison and Milwaukee say they'll start marrying people immediately.
Hawaii issued 40 licenses for same-sex marriages Monday as gay marriages began in the state with six couples at a Waikiki resort exchanging vows side-by-side in front of a few hundred guests.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon.