A House member has filed a resolution that seeks to impeach a federal judge over a pair of rulings forcing Ohio to recognize the out-of-state marriages of two gay couples.

Republican Rep. John Becker's resolution seeks to impeach U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black of the Southern District of Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Black ruled in separate cases that Ohio officials must recognize the marriages of two gay couples. The two couples sought to have their marriages recognized upon a partner's death. In one case, one spouse had unexpectedly died at the time of the ruling. The second spouse is dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) and wants to be buried in a family plot.

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Becker claims that Black's rulings violate the Ohio Constitution, which limits marriage to heterosexual couples, and the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Judge Black has demonstrated his incompetence by allowing his personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence,” Becker wrote in asking colleagues for their support for the resolution. “The U.S. House of Representatives has the power to impeach and the U.S. Senate has the power to remove them from office. This will begin the process of restoring state sovereignty back to the original intent of the U.S. Constitution.”