It is a potentially significant legal decision for married same-sex couples in Ohio.
The judge handling an emotional case involving end-of-life issues for gay spouses has expanded the suit to apply to any LGBT couples in similar situations.
Siobhan Boyd-Nelson says in many ways, her family is the picture of suburban sameness.
"I've been a soccer mom, a baseball mom, a track mom. Most of our life revolves around our son," she said.
But there's one key difference: she is married to a woman.
She and her wife Maritza Nelson were married in Washington, DC in 2010. It's a marriage that in no way is recognized by the state of Ohio.
But something Siobhan admits she hadn't considered was end-of-life issues when spouses are same-sex.
Those are the issues raised by two Ohio couples dealing with the death or imminent death of a spouse.
Judge Timothy Black of Ohio's Southern District has ruled in favor of both couples, granting them the right to be listed as married on their death certificates, and eventually be buried next to each other.
"When we see that side of the issue, we see the gravity of the issue," Siobhan said. "It's not just about weddings and tuxes and gowns. It's about these nitty-gritty everyday issues that just make us human."
Wednesday Black went a step further, expanding the suit to include all similarly situated couples, a development Siobhan sees as positive and significant.
"This could be a leg to stand on," she said.
But not everyone agrees.
In fact, one Ohio State Representative has written a letter to his Congressman, asking for Judge Black to be impeached.
"I see this as a like a future Roe vs Wade type of case," said Clermont County Representative John Becker. "And if there's anything I can do to head that off and stop it, that's what I intend to do."
Becker calls it an issue of state's rights and judicial overreach.
"Where I draw the line is a federal judge reaching into Ohio saying 'we don't like your constitution and we're just going to do what we want without regard to what the people in Ohio want.'"
Attorneys are now asking Judge Black to require the Ohio Department of Health to order funeral directors and coroners to record gay decedents as married if they were legally married in other states.
Black is expected to rule in December.