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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 marshall@equalityohio.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.

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