Yates: End Ohio Gay-Marriage Ban

by Jon Craig | Cincinnati Enquirer

State Rep. Tyrone K. Yates wants Ohioans to vote May 4 on repealing the state’s ban on gay marriage, but he acknowledges it’s a long shot.

The Walnut Hills Democrat introduced a resolution in the Ohio House this week that would repeal part of a 2004 amendment to the state constitution to do that. But the resolution needs 60 votes in the 99-member House, and 20 of 33 votes in the GOP-controlled Senate to get on the statewide ballot.

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