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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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Equality Ohio is working for YOU.

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.

When you support the work of Equality Ohio Education Fund, you are fueling life-changing connections in homes, churches, and businesses across the state.

Donate today. Let your dollars become the words that change the heart and mind of our next Ally.

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Recent NewsStay Informed

Cuyahoga County Council Vote On LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination: What You Can Do

You may have heard that the last Cuyahoga County Council meeting was a spectacle.Read this article from Cleveland Scene to get an idea, or watch the meeting for yourself here (content warning: anti-LGBTQ comments are made). Equality Ohio and dedicated community members have been working with the council on this ordinance for months and months––and now, the […]

Letter to ABC 6 WSYX, FOX 28 WTTE regarding Marshall McPeek remarks

Note: this letter was drafted in collaboration with all undersigned organizations regarding offensive statements that Marshall McPeek, a Columbus news personality, recently made at an NLGJA event. Equality Ohio is sharing it here. We want to share our collective concerns and request meaningful, measurable change to combat a climate that has allowed marginalized communities to […]

Jim Obergefell to be honored in Ohio’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Obergefell is the second Ohioan inducted into the state’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame for work specifically on behalf of LGBTQ people. Former Ohio State University law professor Rhonda Rivera, one of the early advocates for LGBTQ civil rights in Ohio, was inducted in 2010. The 60 other members of the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame include Jesse […]

Upcoming Events

September 24, 2018Speak Up! Volunteer Night

6pm@AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

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September 25, 2018Possible Vote – Cuyahoga County Council

2pm@Cuyahoga County Council

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Twitter

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission regularly receives complaints about LGBTQ discrimination, but they can't do anything about it until Ohio lawmakers act on #OHFairnessAct.

We obtained some of the complaints. We will be publishing redacted versions.

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We're hiring three attorneys for our new LGBTQ legal clinic, opening in January.

A position each in Central Ohio, Southwest Ohio, and Northeast Ohio.

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