Ohio Marriage Equality Activists To Submit New Petition | Earlier this month, Ohio’s Rick Santorum-supporting attorney general, Mike DeWine (R), rejected a proposed petition to legalize same-sex marriage, citing various concerns about the language. Now, Freedom to Marry Ohio has utilized that feedback and is ready to move forward with a new proposal. The group will have to again collect at least 1,000 signatures before submitting the language to DeWine, but the group’s leader, Ian James, is optimistic that the problems have been addressed. Given that Equality Ohio has not yet endorsed the effort, it’s unclear whether James has yet established the coalition necessary to advance the measure beyond these initial steps. Nevertheless, Ohio did have its first same-sex divorce this week and 17-year-old Adam Hoover has organized a massive marriage equality rally in Cleveland tomorrow.