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


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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Federal Courts Issue Two Victories for Transgender Students Facing Discriminatory Restroom Policies

By Megan Clayton • September 28, 2016, 10:47 am In a preliminary injunction issued last week in Wisconsin, a federal judge ruled that a school district could not force a transgender boy to use a bathroom separate from other students. In another victory in Ohio, a judge affirmed the Obama Administration's Title IX guidance.
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Summer of Action Volunteers are Moving LGBT Equality Forward in Communities Across the Country

By Megan Clayton • July 20, 2016, 4:47 pm This summer, organizers will be working in communities across the country to secure non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans. We’re calling it the Summer of Action, and it’s a project dedicated to developing local conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Days Before Hosting RNC Convention, Cleveland, Ohio Strengthens Protections for Transgender People

By Megan Clayton • July 13, 2016, 6:57 pm The Cleveland City Council passed the update to the city’s existing civil rights laws—known as Ordinance No. 1446-13. Previously, local laws had not protected transgender people in public accommodations.
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Newark, Ohio Is the Latest City to Enact A Comprehensive Local LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Megan Clayton • July 6, 2016, 4:27 pm Advocates for LGBT equality in Ohio and across the country are celebrating today as the City of Newark becomes the latest to join the ranks of the more than 200 cities nationwide whose local ordinances protect LGBT people from discrimination.
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Ohio School District Sues Over Federal Non-Discrimination Guidelines Protecting Transgender Students

By Megan Clayton • June 21, 2016, 1:57 pm A Columbus, Ohio-area school district is suing the Department of Education over the Department’s policy requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.
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Lakewood, Ohio Enacts Comprehensive LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 21, 2016, 10:59 am Last night, June 20, the City Council in Lakewood, Ohio came together to unanimously vote in favor of a local non-discrimination ordinance that covers sexual orientation and gender identity & expression.
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The Summer of Action Kicks Off for LGBT Non-Discrimination Work in Atlanta

By Adam Polaski • May 27, 2016, 12:36 pm This week more than a dozen organizers came together to launch a new project dedicated to developing conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich Condemns North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • April 11, 2016, 9:57 am John Kasich's response to North Carolina's anti-LGBT law underlines how extreme this legislation is – and is a reminder of the growing number of conservatives who oppose extreme anti-LGBT measures.