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Category Archives: Legislation

Celebrating the Biden Administration’s Reversal of the Transgender Military Ban

Today, President Biden issued an Executive Order reversing the Trump administration’s policy banning transgender Americans from openly serving in the U.S. military.  We celebrate this renewed reflection of equality as an American value alongside active and veteran members of the transgender community. Allowing qualified transgender Americans to serve openly will make the United States stronger […]

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Ohio Legislators ‘Come Out’ to Support LGBTQ Ohioans

Last week, 30 members of the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a bill to officially designate October 11th as Coming Out Day. This bill is an exciting opportunity for the Ohio Legislature to show support for LGBTQ Ohioans. The celebration was started in 1988 by LGBTQ activists, Jean O’Leary and Robert Eichberg, as a way […]

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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 […]

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HB658: Anti-Trans, Absurd, and Unnecessary

Ohio’s HB658 is the latest attempt by anti-LGBTQ extremists in Ohio to codify explicit second-class citizenship for LGBTQ people, only this time, they are targeting transgender youth. HB658 (1) requires school staff to inform parents if a child wishes to be “treated in a manner opposite” of their “biological sex” and (2) requires written authorization […]

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