US: Ohio rally in support of same-sex marriage planned for Saturday

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A rally has been planned in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, to show support for same-sex marriage in the state.

The rally has been organised by Support Gay Marriage in Ohio, FreedomOhio and other LGBT groups, and is planned from 11am-2pm local time.

Supporters will gather at the courthouse on East Fifth Street in Cincinnati.

As well as protesting against Ohio’s same-sex marriage ban, the supporters are demanding that the state should not appeal against a recent ruling by Judge Timothy Black ordering Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Judge Black’s ruling will officially be made on Tuesday, but he announced the intention to do so last week.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has already said it will appeal against the ruling when it is made.

Black already in December issued a limited ruling which ordered the state to recognise same-sex marriages for death certificate purposes.

An Ohio US Representative last week called for the impeachment of Black for his intention to strike down the ban.