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Southern District of Ohio judge, Timothy S. Black, granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Cincinnati Department of Health from accepting a death certificate for Plaintiff John Arthur that does not record his status at the time of death as “married” and his “surviving spouse” as James Obergefell.  The court found that it is likely that the failure to recognize a same sex marriage valid in another state violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection provisions.

Order Granting TRO, Obergefell v. Kasich

Temporary Restraining Order, Obergefell v. Kasich

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