Tag Archives: Cincinnati

CINCINNATI: City Leaders Vote Unanimously To Rename Street For Jim Obergefell And His Late Husband

Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate reports: The city honored the Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage legal across the U.S.  City council members voted unanimously Wednesday to give Mercer Street the honorary name “John Arthur & Jim Obergefell Way” after Obergefell, the plaintiff in the case, and Arthur, his deceased husband. “John …

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No Charges For Child’s Mother In Gorilla Incident

NBC News reports: The mother of a toddler who fell into a Gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo won’t face criminal charges, the city’s head prosecutor said Monday. “By all accounts, this mother did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm,” Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters said in a news conference. “She had …

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CINCINNATI: Zoo Officials Shoot And Kill Rare Gorilla After 4-Year-Old Boy Falls Into Enclosure [VIDEO]

Cincinnati.com reports: A holiday weekend outing at Cincinnati’s zoo turned doubly tragic Saturday when a 4-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling into a gorilla enclosure – and zoo workers had to kill the rare gorilla to protect the boy. Cincinnati police and emergency crews responded to a report of a child falling into the exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & …

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CINCINNATI: City Council Bans Ex-Gay Torture [VIDEO]

Over the loud complaints of religious leaders, last night the Cincinnati City Council voted to ban ex-gay torture. The move was taken partly in memory of Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide last year by throwing herself into the path of a truck. Cincinnati.com reports: Almost two dozen pastors and citizens packed Cincinnati Council Chambers on Wednesday in …

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CINCINNATI: Community Rallies In Memory Of Ohio Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn

JMG reader Andy writes: My partner and I live in Northern Kentucky in the greater Cincinnati area and attended Leelah’s vigil at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood last night.  There were approximately 600 persons attending the vigil last night in the theater, both on the floor and in the balcony. In attendance were many of the Cincinnati LGBT …

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All Sixth Circuit Audio Files Are Posted

Audio files of the arguments for all four states have now been posted.  Dig in and give us your thoughts.

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At The Marriage Rally In Cincinnati

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The Sixth Circuit Hearings Begin At 1PM

Today’s marriage hearings in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will begin at 1PM local time. Streaming audio of the proceedings will be posted here shortly after things wrap up. The Louisville Courier recaps today’s “pretty conservative” panel of judges: The three appellate judges who will consider the fate of gay marriage bans in Kentucky and three other states include …

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Archbishop Of Cincinnati: Pray Against The Gays At the Sixth Circuit Court

“The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will be hearing arguments on efforts to strike down laws against ‘same-sex marriage’ in four states, including Ohio. The law in our state was a constitutional amendment strongly supported by Ohio’s bishops in 2004, and for good reason. Traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman for life, is …

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WEDNESDAY: Sixth Circuit Court To Hear Marriage Cases From OH, MI, KY, & TN

In two days the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in five marriage equality cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Via the Columbus Dispatch: A same-sex marriage showdown happens in Cincinnati on Wednesday as three federal appeals judges, including two Ohioans, hear marriage cases from Ohio and three neighboring states. It will be the single-largest legal …

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OHIO: Catholic Church Fires Principal Over Blog Post Supporting Gay Marriage

“On Monday, February 4, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati gave me an ultimatum after I expressed my personal opinion in support of freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. I was asked to resign as assistant principal at Purcell Marian High School, or keep my job until June by signing documents recanting my statements. I was given this ultimatum after …

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At The University Of Cincinnati

Kind of curious that the cop was wearing a microphone.

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Cincinnati: Threats Force Removal Of Atheism Billboard

Two days after it went up, yesterday a Cincinnati billboard promoting atheism was removed after the landlord of its site received “multiple serious threats.” The group that funded the billboard, the United Coalition of Reason, was contacted by Lamar Advertising of Cincinnati. Lamar reported that the landowner of the site had been threatened over the billboard’s message and wanted it …

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