Content Filed Under: Ohio

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Buckeye State.


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Flurry of Local Ordinances Builds Momentum for Nationwide Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • October 2, 2018, 5:19 pm The trend in passage of local nondiscrimination protections continues momentum for a federal bill.
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VICTORY: Cuyahoga County, Ohio’s Largest Municipality, Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Shane Stahl • September 26, 2018, 9:27 am Cuyahoga County is now Ohio’s largest municipality to offer such protections.
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Local Steps Forward: Big Moves for LGBTQ Protections in Cities, Counties, School Districts and More

By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 10:03 am LGBTQ nondiscrimination news at the local level for the months of June and July.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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Ohio Business Owners on Small Business Week: “Everyone Who Enters is Part of Our Story”

May 2, 2018, 1:57 pm Small business owner Jennie Doran of Ohio speaks about the store she and her husband Andrew have successfully run for 10 years, and explains how discriminating against potential customers is disgraceful and dangerous.
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Ohio Couple Bakes With Pride – Inclusivity is Icing on the Cake

April 30, 2018, 3:27 pm Ohio entrepreneurs Letha and Wendy Pugh, owners of Bake Me Happy gluten-free bakery, talk about what being inclusive means to them, and how their artistic expression isn't compromised by catering to people from all walks of life.
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Local Steps Forward: Momentum for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Nationwide Builds in Cities & Towns This Spring

By Shane Stahl • April 12, 2018, 2:04 pm A roundup of steps taken toward LGBTQ equal treatment in cities, towns, and municipalities during the month of March, 2018.
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Lesbian Educator Fired For Her Sexual Orientation Brings Attention to Discrimination in Ohio

April 9, 2018, 5:35 pm Ohio educator Jimmie Beall explains how when she was fired by her school district for being openly gay, Ohio's lack of nondiscrimination protections caused her myriad problems when trying to seek recourse.
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Equality Ohio Leader Alana Jochum: “It’s All About Lived Equality”

By Shane Stahl • March 29, 2018, 1:31 pm Equality Ohio's Alana Jochum talks about recent movement toward nondiscrimination legislation in the Buckeye State, as well as her organization's overall mission.
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Mother in Ohio Fights For Her Transgender Son’s Freedom in Student Athletics

March 29, 2018, 12:53 pm Sheila Pogue-Krabacher shares the story of how her transgender son Aidan has been discriminated against while a member of his high school wrestling team, and how her family is fighting to make sure Aidan has the right to use the boys bathrooms and locker rooms.
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Ohio Writer and Activist Uses Discrimination Experience in Their Fight For Other LGBTQ People

March 8, 2018, 2:39 pm Théodore Pavlich, an Ohio writer, tells their story of the housing discrimination they faced because they are nonbinary.
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Groundbreaking Victory in the 6th Circuit Against Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:27 pm The panel ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does not grant employers an exemption from Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.