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


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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Historic Hearings, Bipartisan Support Grows, and Combatting More Bad Bills

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 5:28 pm The latest news about LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination in the states, from the week of January 29-February 2!
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Local Steps Forward: Support for Non-Discrimination Ordinances and School Policies Grow

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 2:06 pm A roundup of the most significant local steps forward regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination from January, 2018.
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Powerful Testimony Takes Center Stage at Ohio Fairness Act Hearing

By Shane Stahl • February 1, 2018, 11:50 am Constituents from all corners of the Buckeye State filled today's hearing on the Ohio Fairness Act, which would add comprehensive non-discrimination protectons to state law.
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Growing Support for Nondiscrimination on Display during Landmark Hearings in Ohio & New Hampshire

By Adam Polaski • February 1, 2018, 10:24 am Supporters of nondiscrimination turned out in large numbers yesterday in both Ohio and New Hampshire, where lawmakers are considering bills that would ensure LGBTQ people are fully protected from discrimination.
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TODAY: Ohio & New Hampshire Hold Hearings on LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Shane Stahl • January 31, 2018, 9:02 am Two committee hearings will consider the need for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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Ohio Chamber of Commerce Officially Endorses HB 160, Statewide Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Shane Stahl • January 22, 2018, 12:47 pm For the first time, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has given their powerful endorsement to LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Campaigns Launched and Bills Introduced

By Shane Stahl • January 19, 2018, 5:37 pm Legislative news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination dominated the week, with support growing for comprehensive non-discrimination legislation in Ohio, and campaigns to pass such legislation announcing their official launches in Florida and New Hampshire.
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Opinion Round-Up: Publications Across the Country Publish Editorials for Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 9, 2018, 5:41 pm As we enter the second week of 2018, several editorials – including pieces by the editorial boards of two key New England papers – have already declared their support of non-discrimination laws in several states.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislative Sessions Begin in Many States, with LGBTQ Advancement on the Horizon

By Shane Stahl • January 6, 2018, 1:31 pm With the 2018 legislative session already underway, it’s essential to keep track of all relevant LGBTQ and non-discrimination bills, legislation, and executive actions happening across the country at the state level.
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Ohio Fairness Act to Receive January Hearing, Signaling Momentum in the Buckeye State

By Shane Stahl • January 2, 2018, 1:26 pm The Ohio legislature is set to hear testimony on the Ohio Fairness Act, the first LGBTQ non-discrimination bill to be heard in 8 years.
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Report: Small Businesses Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 18, 2017, 8:56 am On Thursday, November 16, the Small Business Majority released a report detailing polling it had conducted in five different states: North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. Overall, the report definitively states that small business believe discriminatory practices against LGBTQ customers is bad for business, and should not be allowed by law.
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Kent Becomes 19th Ohio City to Pass LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • July 31, 2017, 3:31 pm Kent's ordinance covers employment, housing, and public accommodations and protects residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Olmsted Falls is the Latest Ohio City to Pass LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2017, 9:53 am Just one day after Akron, the fifth largest city in the Buckeye State, passed a local ordinance prohibiting discrimination between sexual orientation and gender identity, Olmsted Falls also passed a similar ordinance.
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Akron, Ohio Enacts LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections as Supportive Legislation Is Introduced Statewide

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2017, 12:55 pm Last night, Akron, Ohio became the seventeenth city in Ohio to enact comprehensive non-discrimination protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.