Ohio House Rep. John Becker has reiterated his call to impeach a federal judge over a series of rulings that chip away at Ohio's ban on gay marriage.

U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black said last week that on or before Monday, April 14 he would rule in favor of four gay couples who asked the court to force Ohio to recognize their out-of-state marriages.

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“In an epic display of arrogance and incompetence, Judge Black announced that he will require the people of Ohio to disregard the Ohio Constitution and force the recognition of 'homosexual marriages' performed outside of Ohio,” Becker's office said in a statement. “He persists in allowing his personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence.”

Ohio voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment which prohibits the state from recognizing any union other than a heterosexual marriage.

When Black last year ruled that Ohio must recognize the out-of-state marriages of gay couples on death certificates, Becker introduced a resolution in the Ohio House calling on the U.S. House to begin impeachment proceedings against Black. Even if approved, the measure is merely symbolic.