Joshua and Stephen Synder-Hill, a gay couple who were
married in Washington D.C. in 2011, said the Ohio court ruling is about more
than getting their marriage recognized in the state, they say it's a fight for
"I need Ohio to recognize that if I want to have kids then I
want to have protection from my children. If I die, I want to be buried next to
him [Joshua]," said Stephen.
A block away from the rally in favor of gay marriage, a very
different rally cry was heard, not in favor of ‘love being equal.'
"Well of course you love, that doesn't mean you get to have
the whole concept of that you are the building blocks of society," said Jane
Hoffman, against same-sex marriage.
Hoffman and others not in favor of gay marriage prayed the
Lord's Prayer, clenching the Rosary. They say they believe in ‘natural
marriage,' a type of union the people voted for.
"What's the point of citizens voting, it goes on the ballot
and citizens vote for it, then we have a judge come in, who has a personal
opinion and implements it," said Paula Westwood, against same-sex marriage.
Both protests respectful of one another, but with belief
systems keeping them divided.