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Letter to ABC 6 WSYX, FOX 28 WTTE regarding Marshall McPeek remarks

Note: this letter was drafted in collaboration with all undersigned organizations regarding offensive statements that Marshall McPeek, a Columbus news personality, recently made at an NLGJA event. Equality Ohio is sharing it here. We want to share our collective concerns and request meaningful, measurable change to combat a climate that has allowed marginalized communities to […]

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Jim Obergefell to be honored in Ohio’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Obergefell is the second Ohioan inducted into the state’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame for work specifically on behalf of LGBTQ people. Former Ohio State University law professor Rhonda Rivera, one of the early advocates for LGBTQ civil rights in Ohio, was inducted in 2010. The 60 other members of the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame include Jesse […]

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Trump administration to allow federal contractors to discriminate?

On July 21st 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672, which added gender identity to the list of protected classes that the federal government does not discriminate against in employment. The order also added both sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes that federal contractors are prohibited from discriminating against. Now, the […]

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HB658: Anti-Trans, Absurd, and Unnecessary

Ohio’s HB658 is the latest attempt by anti-LGBTQ extremists in Ohio to codify explicit second-class citizenship for LGBTQ people, only this time, they are targeting transgender youth. HB658 (1) requires school staff to inform parents if a child wishes to be “treated in a manner opposite” of their “biological sex” and (2) requires written authorization […]

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