Make a Call
In just a couple minutes, you can make a powerful impact. Legislators take calls from people very seriously.
Please call Representative Stephen Hambley at 614-466-8140. He is the chair of the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee, so he can decide whether to advance the Ohio Fairness Act. Since this issue impacts all Ohioans, he needs to hear from all of us, regardless of your district.
You will likely speak to an aide, or if it’s after hours, you’ll leave a voicemail.
Say something like this:
Hello. My name is _____, and I am calling to ask Representative Hambley to move forward the bipartisan Ohio Fairness Act, which will give our state a competitive edge in the labor market and fight Ohio’s brain drain. The bill is simple. It adds sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to the laws protecting Ohioans from discrimination. No one should fear discrimination simply because of who they are or who they love. Now more than ever, it is important that Ohio makes it clear that the Buckeye State is open for business for ALL. Please bring the Ohio Fairness Act, HB369, to a vote in the Civil Justice Committee as soon as possible.
|Level||Title||Number||Status||Equality Ohio Position||Topics|
|state||Designate Pride Month||SB138||Referred to Government Oversight and Reform||Support||Pride Month|
|state||Designating “Coming Out Day”||HB363||Referred to State & Local Government Committee 10/9/2019||Support||Coming Out Day|
|federal||Equality Act||HR5||Passed House of Representatives 5/17/2019||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||LGBTQ Youth Medical Care Ban||HB513||Referred to Health 3/10/20||Oppose||LGBTQ Youth, Healthcare|
|state||Ohio Fairness Act (House)||HB369||Sponsor Testimony 11/19/2019||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||Ohio Fairness Act (Senate)||SB11||Proponent Testimony 5/22/2019||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||Protecting Youth from Conversion “Therapy” (House)||HB503||Referred to Health 2/19/20||Support||Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Protecting Youth from Conversion “Therapy” (Senate)||SB130||Referred to Health, Human Services and Medicaid 5/1/19||Support||Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Transgender Athlete Ban||HB527||Referred to Primary & Secondary Education 3/10/20||Oppose||LGBTQ Youth, High School and College Sports|
|local||Westerville Nondiscrimination & Hate Crimes Ordinances||2019-18 & 2019-19||PASSED 11/19/19||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination, Hate Crimes|
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