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Ohio marriage equality groups spark statewide discussion
Why Marriage Matters Ohio and Equality Ohio are hosting meetings to talk about same-sex marriage

Why Marriage Matters Ohio is an advocacy group that supports same-sex marriage in Ohio.
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Two Ohio marriage equality groups are hosting town hall meetings throughout Ohio, including in Cleveland, starting January 28.

Why Marriage Matters Ohio and Equality Ohio will be leading the discussion on the importance of marriage.

Michael Premo is the campaign manager for Why Marriage Matters Ohio. He says the meetings are supposed to be a safe place for supporters and opponents to have an open conversation.

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“And the purpose is to talk about where we stand with the fight for marriage equality in Ohio, but also to talk about how folks can engage in conversations with people that don’t agree with marriage equality in a way that will help advance support for the issue,” Premo said.

Premo says the ultimate goal is to increase the number of Ohio voters who support same-sex marriage and would be willing to overturn Ohio’s constitutional ban.

The meetings will be held every other Tuesday from January through September.

Why Marriage Matters is a public education campaign comprised of state and national LGBT organizations. 

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