Newark, Ohio city council passes LGBT anti-discrimination law 10TV • July 5, 2016 The city of Newark has become the latest in central Ohio to pass laws aimed at protecting the LGBT community. On Tuesday, council members unanimously passed an anti-discrimination law at the work place and for fair housing. City leaders in Newark tell 10TV the passage of Ordinance 16-18 is a big ste
Lakewood, Ohio adopts anti-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT community Cleveland.com • June 21, 2016 LAKEWOOD, Ohio — City Council Monday unanimously passed an ordinance expanding the city’s nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. The ordinance aims to ensure that everyone has equal access to employment, housing, public accommodations, and educa
Cleveland Council Poised To Vote Soon On Transgender Restroom Bill Buzzfeed • June 2, 2016 The Cleveland City Council could vote as soon as Monday on legislation that would protect transgender people’s right to use restrooms that match their gender identity in restaurants, theaters, and other places of public accommodation, Council President Kevin Kelley told BuzzFeed News. In doing so,
Nondiscrimination Bill introduced in Ohio Human Rights Campaign • October 28, 2015 Today, Rep. Nickie Antonio introduced an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination bill in the Ohio House of Representatives. The Ohio Fairness Act would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodation. Read more here.
BEST PRACTICE: Thanks from Equality Ohio Equality Ohio • June 24, 2015 We won. That’s right! Bexley just passed nondiscrimination protection covering sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in employment, access to housing, and public accommodations. Huzzah! And some SHOUT OUTS are in order: THANK YOU Jenn Moffitt and Jerra Knicely Your courage in standing
Bexley, Ohio City Council Pass Nondiscrimination Ordinance 10TV • June 23, 2015 BEXLEY, Ohio – Tears of joy fell down the cheeks of Jenn Moffitt and Jerra Knicely Tuesday night inside Bexley City Hall. Their four-month fight was finally over. Bexley City Council had just approved a non-discrimination ordinance, meaning businesses cannot discriminate against customers on
Ohio House Bill Would Allow Officiants to Refuse to Marry Gay Couples The Columbus Dispatch • April 10, 2015 Following the furor in Indiana, an Ohio House Republican plans to introduce religious-freedom legislation to permit state-licensed clergy and others to legally refuse to wed gay couples. Read more here.
Letter: Ohio Needs To Pass ‘Nondiscrimination Protections’ To Be the Best It Can Stow Sentry • March 8, 2015 The solution is clear: The Ohio Legislature needs to pass nondiscrimination protections. I know that some of my fellow clergy and Christians disagree with me on this issue, so it is important to note that there are exemptions for religious institutions and for businesses with fewer than 15 employees
Ohio Pushes for Statewide Nondiscrimination Law Associated Press • November 19, 2014 Supporters of a proposed statewide policy to protect LGBT Ohioans from discrimination met with state lawmakers in Columbus this week to push for legislation that would make the changes they are seeking. Read more here.
Religious Leaders in Columbus, Ohio Support Nondiscrimination Bill ABC6 News • November 18, 2014 Some of Ohio’s religious leaders say discrimination is a sin. They gathered at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a nondiscrimination bill. Read more here.