HB363: Designate Coming Out Day
This bill will officially recognize National Coming Out Day in Ohio.
This is the first time a bill to designate Coming Out Day has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature.
The text of the bill, HB 363, reads:
“The eleventh day of October is designated as “Coming Out Day” to raise awareness of the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The General Assembly recognizes that coming out is one of the most courageous acts any LGBTQ+ person makes and that courage is essential to the continued progress towards full equality.”
What We Are Working For Next
- A hearing for proponent testimony. If proponent testimony is scheduled, then the committee will hear from people who support recognizing Coming Out Day. You can speak and submit testimony. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A hearing for opposition testimony. If opposition testimony is given, then the committee will hear only from people who oppose the bill. This is a normal part of the legislative process.
- For the bill to be voted out of committee. If the bill is voted out of committee, then it can be considered for a floor vote by the entire Ohio House.
- If it is voted out of the Ohio House, then the process repeats in the Ohio Senate.