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Celebrations by India's LGBTQ community stretched into the night Thursday, after the country's Supreme Court struck down a long-standing ban on gay sex in a unanimous decision that marks a watershed in the socially conservative country of 1.3 billion people.

It is a landmark ruling in a nation where attitudes about gays and lesbians are beginning to change — and the decision points to more questions of how India will extend equal protections to the LGBTQ community.

Less than a year after legalizing same-sex marriage, Bermuda is reversing course, implementing a law that says same-sex couples can enter domestic partnerships but not marry.

The British territory is believed to be the first jurisdiction in the world to reverse course on same-sex marriage after permitting it, The Guardian writes.

Australians have given same-sex marriage a resounding "yes," in a historic nationwide poll, with nearly 62 percent of registered voters approving the measure.

Although the mail-in poll is non-binding, it nonetheless ensures that Parliament will consider ensconcing the popular sentiment as law — a bill to do just that was introduced in the Senate late Wednesday after the results of the poll became known.

Support for same-sex marriage is growing — even among groups traditionally opposed to it — according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The report, based on a survey conducted earlier this month, suggests public opinion is shifting quickly, two years after the Supreme Court's Obergefell v.

It's been a wild 12 months for Jim Obergefell, the Cincinnati man behind what's considered the most important case in LGBT rights history.

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The Ohio Supreme Court is adopting the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 14, 2015
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Gov. John Kasich speaks out about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses. The fight between pro-pot group ResponsibleOhio and Secretary of State Jon Husted continues with his investigation into possible fraudulent signatures.  Plus, Hillary Clinton's visit to Columbus.

Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

Sep 3, 2015
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A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Supreme Court Ruling Comes Amid Shifting Opinions On Gay Marriage

Jun 22, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion on this topic is rapidly changing.  

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As the country awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, clergy are weighing possible options. WOSU takes a look at the controversy through the eyes of two denominations.

Justices Will Hear Ohio's Gay Marriage Cases April 28

Mar 5, 2015

The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28.

The court released its calendar Thursday for the final two weeks of arguments this term and allotted the gay marriages cases two-and-a-half hours on the last Tuesday in April.

10am A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed back its way again. Yesterday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld laws against the practice in four states — Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Gay Marriage and the Courts

Apr 23, 2014

10:00 A federal judge recently ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he'd rather let each state's voters decide on issues of gay marriage, but the courts may ultimately make the final rulings. This hour we'll talk about the status of gay marriage and the courts in Ohio and around the country. Guests

Gay Marriage Amendment: Ballot-Bound?

Feb 26, 2014

10:00 In 2004, Ohioans voted overwhelmingly to ban gay marriage, but a new poll shows half of the state's citizens approve of gay marriage. Some proponents are pushing for a vote on the issue later this year, while others say the state needs more time. This hour we'll talk about the poll results, and what they mean for same-sex marriage in the Buckeye State.


DOMA: Officially Unconstitutional

Jun 27, 2013

10:00 The US  Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Wednesday, when it declared a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The Court ruled that married same-sex couples should have the same federal benefits as all married couples. This hour, we'll get the latest on the case, and hear what it means for supporters and opponents. Guests