Ohio has agreed to pay $1.3 million in
legal fees stemming from the case that toppled bans on gay marriage
in all 50 states.
According to The
Columbus Dispatch, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black has
approved the agreement between the Ohio Department of Health and
Cincinnati law firm Gerhardstein and Branch Co., which represented
Jim Obergefell in his challenge to Ohio's restrictive marriage ban.
Black sided with Obergefell but his
ruling was overturned by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati. Attorneys appealed to the Supreme Court, which found in
June that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
Black on Monday issued his final order
based on the high court's ruling.
Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose
office defended the ban in court, has not commented on the