Same-Sex Couples and Child Custody in Columbus
OHio Same-Sex Couples & Child Custody Lawyers
When the landmark Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, there were a number of states that were slow to implement changes to their legal code. Ohio is among those states. Basically, the Supreme Court ruling made it illegal for states to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It also required states to recognize same-sex marriages that were issued in other states. It did not, however, require states to do anything beyond that.
Because Ohio was one of the states that outright banned same-sex couples from marrying, there has been a sluggish response by lawmakers to respond to the Supreme Court decision. To be sure, there are a number of ways that child custody can be affected by the legislative reality of the State of Ohio.