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Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters.
Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and "unenforceable ... (full story)


Still debating slavery

This past month has seen a lot of talk about slavery of all things. When the film 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture, a number of conservative pundits including Rush Limbaugh launched various complaints about the alleged political correctness of the win. Many of the articles and tweets against 12 Years linked back to o ... (full story)


Kidnapping conviction affirmed by 11th District

The judgment of the Portage County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals.
The reviewing court found that Patricia Stephenson was properly convicted of first-degree felony kidnapping along with a firearm specification.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that took place on Oct. 2 ... (full story)