Lawsuit Planned In Pursuit Of Gay Marriage In Ohio

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys plan to file a lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to allow same-sex couples to get married in the state.

Cincinnati attorney Al Gerhardstein (GHER'-hard-stine) declined to discuss details about the case until a news conference Wednesday.

He says the lawsuit to be filed Wednesday will seek the right to marry for gay couples in the state.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has said he will continue to defend the gay marriage ban passed overwhelmingly by Ohio voters in 2004.

Gerhardstein is the attorney who filed a lawsuit in February that led a judge to order Ohio to recognize out-of-state same sex marriages.

That April 14 order, which is on hold pending appeal, stopped short of forcing Ohio to allow gay couples to wed in the state.

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