We’re people of faith. And we think discrimination is wrong.

As people of faith from diverse religious traditions throughout Ohio, we affirm the sacred dignity and worth of all human beings – for all are created equal, a reflection of the divine. Our faiths unite us in a moral obligation to treat others with the respect we desire for ourselves.

Nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals will not harm religious liberty.

Ohioans are being denied jobs, housing, and services based on their perceived identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. We believe it is immoral to deprive anyone of the means to feed, clothe, and care for themselves and their families. When people are discriminated against, their basic humanity is fundamentally denied. We know firsthand the devastating effects discrimination can have on individuals, families, and communities. This prejudice is not benign. It hurts our communities.

I’m proud to be a person of faith who supports lived and legal equality for all.