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HB160Ohio
Fairness Act

The Ohio Fairness Act adds sexual orientation and gender identity or expression to the laws that make discrimination illegal in Ohio. That’s right—in most parts of Ohio, it’s still legal to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

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LegislationUpdates in Legislation

HB160

Level: State
Status: Proposed
Equality Ohio Position: Support
Topics: Nondiscrimination

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Cuyahoga County Ordinance 0009

Level: Local
Status: Potential Vote
Equality Ohio Position: Support
Topics: Nondiscrimination

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We’re working to pass a statewide nondiscrimination bill, and we’re supporting municipalities as they seek to add nondiscrimination protections at the local level.

Through our commitment to racial and social justice, we’re addressing issues of inequality at the margins. And with our commitment to expanding inclusive faith traditions, we’re mobilizing communities of faith across Ohio to help end LGBTQ inequality.

The work of realizing a fair and welcoming Ohio requires real conversations with real people. With your help, we give Ohioans the opportunity to engage in ways that affect change, not only on a statewide level, but in their neighborhoods and cities.

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Recent NewsStay Informed

Equality Ohio Endorses Issue 1

Issue 1 reclassifies certain drug offenses that disproportionately impact LGBTQ people. Addiction is a serious and growing problem in Ohio, and the LGBTQ community is not immune. In fact, as a result of stigma, family rejection, chronic stress, and the other impacts of homophobia and transphobia, the LGBTQ community is more acutely impacted by substance […]

Protected: Rep. Nino Vitale isn’t happy about getting an F

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Ohio’s Statewide Candidates: How they Compare

The statewide portion of the scorecard is the only section where we place candidates’ records on LGBTQ issues head to head to show what often are major differences in their approached to lived and legal equality. You may notice that some statewide candidates, like State Auditor and State Treasurer, do not appear in our scorecard. […]

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October 24, 2018Toledo Name & Gender Change Legal Clinic

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October 27, 2018Come OUT to Vote! (Greater Cleveland)

10am@Cleveland State University Rec Center

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Rep. Andy Thompson Earned a C- in our Elected Official Scorecard.

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AMAZING! Thank you @EqualityOhio for standing proudly behind Issue 1. LGBTQ Ohioans are disproportionately affected by mass incarceration & addiction. Vote #YesOnIssue1! @YesOnOneOH https://t.co/CPxJZCRSOM