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Ohio Democrats Launch Marriage Bid

Yesterday the Ohio Democratic Party launched a fundraising pitch to repeal that state's ban on same-sex marriage: "This week Delaware became the 11th state in the nation to recognize marriage equality. Isn’t it time that we make Ohio the 12th state to recognize marriage equality? Chip in today to help us mobilize our efforts to promote marriage equality."

On Top has more:
The group FreedomOhio began its effort to repeal the amendment last year. The Ohio Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment would replace language in the Ohio Constitution excluding gay couples from marriage with inclusive language, thereby legalizing marriage equality in the state. Ian James, a co-founder of FreedomOhio, has previously said that while his group will easily surpass the roughly 385,000 valid signatures needed by July 3 to qualify for this November's ballot, a decision to put the question before voters this year hinges on public support and available resources.
(Tipped by JMG reader Dennis)

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