CINCINNATI - A new plaintiff has joined a fight to have gay marriages recognized in Ohio despite a statewide ban.
David Brian Michener of Cincinnati is asking a federal judge to order that his recently deceased husband be listed on his death certificate as married, with Michener listed as his spouse.
The Tuesday court document seeking that order, obtained by The Associated Press, says that Michener and William Herbert Ives got married in Delaware on July 22 and have three adopted children, and that Ives died unexpectedly of natural causes a week ago.
Michener wants the order before Ives' scheduled Wednesday cremation.
Michener is joining a July lawsuit against Ohio authorities by another gay Cincinnati couple who married in Delaware and want their marriage recognized in their home state.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is asking skeptical questions as the court hears arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.
The state of Ohio's ban on same sex marriages will be on review by the United States Supreme Court Tuesday morning.
The Supreme Court will consider two questions: First, does the Constitution require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples? Second, are states required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where they are legal?
Do states have the right to define marriage? On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in four historic cases that will determine the future of same-sex marriage across the country. Here's what you need to know.
During less provocative periods, the court gets little flak for its self-imposed bar on cameras.
Not so long ago, opposition to same-sex marriage was the norm.