CLEVELAND, OH – Today, the ACLU of Ohio released the following statement regarding Federal Judge Timothy Black’s announcement of his decision to strike down Ohio's ban on recognizing marriages between same-sex couples who legally wed elsewhere. Judge Black indicated that he will release the decision on April 14th.

“Judge Timothy Black’s announcement represents another step forward in the march toward full LGBT equality in Ohio,” said ACLU of Ohio Executive Director Christine Link. “We are committed to achieving LGBT equality in all aspects of life, including employment, housing, and marriage. While this is by no means the final court to weigh in on this question in Ohio, this announcement brings us one step closer to the promise of full rights and freedoms for all Ohioans.”