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Policy prevents Statehouse weddings by same-sex couples, others without Ohio wedding license
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:32 PM EDT
A committee will review a policy that now prevents same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Ohio Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.
FreedomOhio, a group supporting same-sex marriage, says the policy discriminates against gay couples who are banned from getting licenses to wed in Ohio.
State Rep. Michael Stinziano says he wanted the policy reviewed. The Columbus Democrat says he doesn't think it was specifically intended to discriminate against same-sex couples. But he also says Ohio's state parks do not have the license requirement and the Statehouse could benefit financially from changing the policy.