not shakespeare related, but i wanted to share with you all that i had my professional directorial debut last night!! i directed a production of lisa peterson and denis o'hare’s an iliad, a modern adaptation of homer’s epic. hopefully i’ll be able to continue directing this fall, i hope to direct a production of hamlet at school!! we’ll see how everything works out!!
Attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Ohio’s ban on marriage equality as unconstitutional.
Filed in Cincinnati, the case is on behalf of six same-sex couples looking for equal access to marriage. Voters passed Ohio’s marriage ban in 2004, and the lawsuit claims the ban violates equal protection and due process, the constitutional argument that has helped bring down marriage bans across the country.
Separately from the court case, the LGBT advocacy group FreedomOhio wants to put a marriage equality bill on the Ohio ballot in November.
Lisa Peterson Hackley, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Mike DeWine, said in a statement that the office “is prepared to defend the state’s constitution and statutes regarding marriage.”
Rob Nichols, a spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich declined to comment “except to say that the governor believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, and he supports Ohio’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.”
Here we go here we go! Really and truly amazed by how fast these cases are popping up in courts all over the country. This is some serious momentum.