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OHIO: 54% Want Marriage Ban Repealed

A just-released poll shows that 54% of Ohioans now want the 2004 ban on same-sex marriage to be repealed.  
A new Saperstein Poll for The Dispatch shows that 54 percent back a proposed new amendment to repeal the 2004 measure and “allow two consenting adults to marry, regardless of their gender.” Just 40 percent oppose the proposal, which also would allow religious institutions to determine who they will or won’t marry, and protect such institutions that refuse to perform a marriage. The latter provisions are key because “they ameliorate the concerns that some people may have, like is this going to be forced on me, or forced on my church,” said Martin D. Saperstein, head of the Columbus firm that conducted the poll.
A petition drive has been launched to place a repeal on the November ballot. (Tipped by JMG reader Arthur)

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