Many national corporations and firms make Ohio their home. Here's a salute to a few of the businesses that help make everyone feel at home in here in Ohio.
- 15 February 2013
Last week, Equality Ohio’s Executive Director was a guest on Queer Minded Radio and discussed equality for LGBT Ohioans, her return to Ohio, and our climate of change. In the interview, Ms. Holford discusses the plan for full equality and how successes in other states can inform the groundwork in Ohio.
Queer Minded Radio covers issues critical to the LGBT community throughout Ohio. It broadcasts online weekly Friday at 10:00 PM and has hosts a variety of local and national LGBT advocates. Episodes are posted as a podcast a week after airing.
- 06 February 2013
Congratulations Mark Snyder! Mark won the first Auction for Equality. Mark bid on the auction in the hopes that one day we’d all have basic human rights. Our January auction was for a five course meal with five wine pairings prepared by our Executive Director. Mark is a chef, so for him, this will be a night off.
Our Auction Series is a monthly opportunity to support the work of Equality Ohio. We’re making Ohio a better place to live for families, and we count on you to help us make that possible. Our auctions are just one way to support Equality Ohio - you can donate anytime by clicking here.
February’s auction will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
- 04 January 2013
Rhode Island is another state actively demonstrating what can happen when lawmakers put fairness and equality first. Here's how they did it:
Rhode Island passed anti-discrimination legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity or expression. This is the most basic of protections and the most critical for preventing poverty and homelessness in our community.
Single gay people can adopt in Rhode Island; in most cases, same-sex couples can jointly become the legal parents of a child. This is essential - the right to jointly parent protects families.
Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under Rhode Island’s hate crimes laws. Victims of crime have recourse in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island law reflects and protects everyone in Rhode Island fairly.
The foundation of fairness for all Rhode Islanders was designed and built well. The girders are strong. What happens next?
Marriage, of course. The proposed Rhode Island Senate bill had eleven Senate co-sponsors when it was introduced while the proposed Rhode Island House bill had forty-two. Rhode Island is the only remaining New England state without marriage equality, and they do not intend to remain that way for long.