The Cleveland City Council has approved a resolution supporting marriage equality in Ohio.

The resolution was favored by 14 of the council's 16 members.

Councilman Joe Cimperman spoke in favor of passage.

“We're a city that recently held the Gay Games,” Cimperman told colleagues, “and showed everyone across the planet, from Paris to Zurich to San Francisco, why we're a welcoming city. This resolution follows in line with that, in terms of our social justice heritage.”

Other Ohio cities which have approved similar non-binding resolutions include Cincinnati, Columbus and Athens.

In November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a lower court's ruling striking down Ohio's restrictive marriage ban as unconstitutional. Plaintiffs appealed to the Supreme Court, which will hear the case Tuesday, with a ruling expected in June.