The Basics
Why Testimony Matters

These are the types of hearings we could have.

  • A hearing for proponent testimony. If proponent testimony is scheduled, then the committee will hear from people who support LGBTQ equality. You can speak and submit testimony. This is the type of testimony you can create and submit on this page! This will only go to Equality Ohio; we contact you before you actually submit it to the legislature.
  • A hearing for opposition testimony. If opposition testimony is given, then the committee will hear only from people who oppose LGBTQ equality. This is a normal part of the legislative process.
  • After hearings, if it is voted out of the Ohio Senate, then the process repeats in the Ohio House.

How Your Testimony Helps

Offering testimony at a hearing for a piece of legislation is an important opportunity to let lawmakers know that the proposed legislation will have a positive effect on real people––and that you are one of those people. It is important that people from many different walks of life and diverse backgrounds provide testimony so lawmakers see a wide range of support.

Your testimony can be submitted as written-only testimony. If you are available, you can also let us know that you would like to speak if possible. Please note that speaking slots will probably be limited.

After you fill out the below form, we will be in contact with you to let you know the next steps.