Wednesday, 05 June 2013 23:19

Ohio Marriage Equality Law On The 2014 Ballot

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It will be necessary to wait the November 2014 election to hope for a legalization of marriage equality in Ohio.


As reports The Colombus Dispatch, FreedomOhio would wait until next year, despite an ongoing petition drive, to launch the campaign to overturn Ohio’s 2004 constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.


"We have decided to be on the ballot in 2014 to allow for a continuing dialogue with voters across Ohio about why marriage matters," said Ian James, FreedomOhio co-founder, in a statement. "We will continue to build upon the hundreds of thousands of conversations we’ve had already, to identify supportive voters, and to raise the resources necessary to mobilize a full-on campaign."


FreedomOhio will not be the only organization to embark on this battle. Human Rights Campaign, Equality Ohio, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, National Freedom to Marry, the Gill Action Fund, the American Unity Fund and the BISC will all fight for LGBTQ Ohians.