You must pay the marriage license fee in full. Discounts, installments, and hardship waivers do not exist. Get it from the probate court where you apply. If neither of you live in Ohio, you have no choice but to use your marriage license in the county where you get it. Expect to be in office for 30 minutes to make your application. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing time.
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► Judge Allen McConnell of Toledo, OH; Homophobic Scofflaw
A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the U. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judge's office confirmed on Wednesday. Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell was on a three-week rotation assigned to perform civil ceremonies on Monday when Carolyn Wilson and her partner asked to be married. McConnell acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.
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District Court Judge Timothy Black in Cincinnati stressed that his ruling does not mean that same-sex couples may wed in Ohio. But his decision strikes a blow against another portion of the constitutional amendment that Ohioans adopted in that prohibits government from extending rights approximating those of marriage to same-sex and unmarried couples. Kristina said she had struggled to officially change her last name after the marriage. She expressed relief in knowing that if something every happens to her, her wife, Kristina, will now have the legal right to make decisions for the children. The case before Judge Black initially dealt with the issue of having the names of both spouses in a same-sex marriage, which was legally performed in another state, listed on the birth certificates of children born here.
Well-heeled gay-marriage supporters think they can win the battle in Ohio without firing a shot at the ballot box. Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a coalition, will operate the field offices. In Ohio, gay-marriage supporters were encouraged by the decision of U. District Judge Timothy Black requiring the state to recognize marriages of gay couples legally performed in other states. However, Black delayed the final ruling pending appeals.