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Gay-marriage amendment won't make Ohio's fall ballot



Published: Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 5:15 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio’s gay-marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall.

Ian James, executive director, FreedomOhio, also said today there would not have been enough money to run an effective statewide campaign this year.

The group hinted in April when it updated the wording for its constitutional amendment that it might hold off this November. With a July 2 signature deadline approaching, James confirmed the issue won’t meet the requirements to appear on 2014 ballots.

The proposal would repeal and replace Ohio’s 2004 prohibition on same-sex marriage. It would allow two consenting adults to marry regardless of gender, and religious places of worship would not be required to perform or recognize gay marriages.


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1willinnyny(83 comments)posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

According to a June 14 report in the Washington Post, the Vindicator's information on this topic is Dead Wrong:
"But there will be no same-sex marriage question on the Ohio ballot in 2014, even though advocates collected more than 650,000 petition signatures to put the question to voters, many more than the 385,000 required.
The reasons? Raw political calculation and a more disciplined approach to strategy by the leaders of the gay rights movement.
. . . The preferred strategy, marriage-equality advocates say, is in courtrooms, where judges have handed down several decisions in recent months legalizing same-sex marriage. Since last June, there have been 14 federal court rulings against state bans on same-sex marriage — with the most recent judge’s ruling coming earlier this month in Wisconsin."

Why would the Vindicator publish lies?

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