Ohio Same-Sex Couple Told Judge Did Not Perform "These Types of Marriages"

From The Blade:

"A same-sex couple from Toledo say they were delayed in getting married Monday when the bailiff for Toledo Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell told them the judge didn't perform “these types of marriages.”

Carolyn Wilson, 51, said she and her partner applied for a marriage license and were directed to Judge McConnell, a Democrat, on Monday afternoon because he was the judge on duty to perform marriages and other issues not assigned to a specific court. 

The couple has been together seven years and had a commitment ceremony six years ago, so they considered Monday’s marriage strictly a civil issue, Ms. Wilson said, and they decided to go to the judge on duty. She said her wife does not want to be named publicly for fear of discrimination at work."

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