We knew it would happen, despite the earlier resistance by former Mayor Don Robart and his Republican naysayers on the Cuyahoga Falls Park Board. The board has now approved a family rate for same-sex couples at the Natatorium that it turned down a year ago.
Robart, who was ejected as mayor in last November's election, had argued, rather lamely, that a change giving married gay couples the lower family rate would be too costly for the city. Besides, he insisted the city was bound by state law that didn't recognize same-sex marriage.
Considering that the Natatorium has upward of 12,000 annual members , how many newly recognized married couples do you think it would take to break the bank? Secondly, a Federal judge in Cincinnati reportedly is prepared to order the state to recognize out-of-state gay marriages. Time marches on!
Can we now say that the Falls has taken one more step to join the march? Now,can we ever persuade Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine, who has been zealously injecting his office against gay marriage around the country, to join the march?