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Ohio Queers is a new feature that will focus on lgbt-related legislation that is currently being debated at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, and other gay-centric news happening in the state at large.

Senate Bill 5 was passed by a 17-16 vote on Wednesday and is now on its way through Ohio’s Republican-controlled House.

And as I mentioned briefly before, SB5 has an amendment that would completely get rid of domestic partnerships for public employees, a right lgbt employees currently have becasue of a deal worked out by the current union agreement.

Think Progress has published the passage in the bill the discusses the issues of gay marriage sepcificially:

Sec. 3101.01 of S.B. 5: A marriage may only be entered into by one man and one woman. Any marriage between persons of the same sex is against the strong public policy of this state. Any marriage between persons of the same sex shall have no legal force or effect in this state and, if attempted to be entered into in this state, is void ab initio and shall not be recognized by this state. The recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of a legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of this state. Any public act, record or judicial proceeding of this state, as defined in section 9.82 of the Revised Code, that extends the specific statutory benefits of legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is void.

Ohio already has an anti-gay marriage law on the books (added back in 2004). This just adds insult to injury.

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Comments on: "Ohio Queers: SB5 passes Senate, features anti-gay marraige amendment" (2)

  1. David Arthur said:

    This is not so much as “praying away the gay” as it is accepting and becoming morally & spiritually aware that homosexuality is an addiction, a sickness, a real true illness. Society has accepted it as a lifestyle, just as the devil would have them do. But that does not change the fact that it IS a sin and it IS detestable by God. I lived a life of homosexuality, prostitution, drugs, alcohol, sexual addiction, etc…etc… and I DID find my hope and salvation in God’s Holy Word. If you knew me then you would know I was not just “confused” about my sexuality, I was a raging, flaming homosexual who eventually dressed in drag and took female hormones to grow breasts, etc… but as I live & breath this very moment, I can assure you and promise you that God has the power to do anything and He will welcome you with open arms once you realize and accept that your “lifestyle” is NOT a lifestyle, but an immoral act, an addiction.

    • Brian J. said:

      WOW.. David.. You have been drinking too much of the religious kool aid! That is your religion.. keep it to yourself!

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