No matter our differences, most of us want pretty similar things: to have a roof over our head and the opportunity to earn a living for our families.
But until Ohio legislators take action, our state law offers no protections to LGBTQ Ohioans in employment, housing or public accommodations. This means that currently a person can be fired, denied housing, or refused service simply because of who they love or how they identify. That is not the Ohio we want to live in.
With the recent introduction of the Ohio Fairness Act (Senate Bill 11), Ohio lawmakers have the opportunity to extend basic protections to the LGBTQ community. This bill would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
We need you to contact the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee Chair and Ohio Senate President and urge them to advance SB 11 through the committee process and onto the Senate floor.
Senator John Eklund, Chair of Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate President Larry Obhof