In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reporter Brent Larkin wonders whether it might be too soon to try to push for marriage equality. He cites contradictory polling:
The same-sex marriage climate in Ohio is less clear. A Washington Post poll in October showed Ohioans supportive by a margin of 52 percent to 37 percent, but a Public Policy Polling survey just a couple of months earlier showed 50 percent to 37 percent opposed.
He also points out that the democratic Party and one of the state’s largest gay rights groups aren’t embracing it:
So far, the Ohio Democratic Party has stopped short of embracing a 2013 vote on the issue, as has Equality Ohio — a statewide force in the gay community, with more than 30,000 members.
Guess there’s only one way to find out!