Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rick Hodges, defendant in landmark same-sex marriage case, gives reading at gay wedding in Ohio

Rick Hodges, head of Ohio's Department of Health and named defendant in the landmark case that ended last week with the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide, gave a Bible reading Thursday at a gay wedding.

Hodges stood at the Columbus nuptials of Steve George and Jeff Gatwood.

"Steve's been my friend for 25 years, and I am looking forward to celebrating with him," Hodges said by telephone shortly before the ceremony began.

A number of top Republicans, including Gov. John Kasich and his wife, Karen, were on hand for the celebration.

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