The Columbus Dispatch
June 6, 2013
There’s consensus among national gay organizations to back a campaign to overturn Ohio’s same-sex marriage ban. But unusual events yesterday showed there’s no agreement on when that should happen. Minutes after a meeting of 11 state and national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations ended in Columbus yesterday, Ian James, co-founder of FreedomOhio, sent out a release saying his group will seek a statewide vote next year to overturn the ban Ohioans approved in 2004. “We have decided to be on the ballot in 2014 to allow for a continuing dialogue with voters across Ohio about why marriage matters,” James said.