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Cincinnati mayor wants Ohio's same-sex marriage ban stricken

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While the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals continues to consider the fate of same-sex marriage recognition in Ohio, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (D) has joined other Ohio mayors in asking the three-judge panel to strike down the state's ban.

"I am joining 17 other Ohio mayors in urging the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to end the state's same-sex marriage ban," read Cranley's tweet.

Cranley, a long-time advocate for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ohio, is one of 18 mayors across the state who have stepped out in support of ending the marriage ban, including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard four cases on August 6 that involved striking down same-sex marriage restriction in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan. It is unknown when the judges will return with a verdict.

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