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Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

Walker Evans Walker Evans Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

The Equality Act was introduced yesterday by US House and Senate Democrats, intended to serve as a comprehensive civil rights bill for the LGBTQ community. Locally, representatives at Equality Ohio were quick to show their support of the movement. “The Equality Act is an important step forward in our ongoing work,” said Grant Stancliff, communications […]

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John Kasich Announcing Presidential Candidacy Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans John Kasich Announcing Presidential Candidacy Today

Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to announce his entry into the race for President of the United States this morning at a special event being held at Ohio State’s Ohio Union. Kasich is the 16th GOP candidate for the race, following many others who have already thrown their hats in the ring, including Jeb […]

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LGBT Activists, Allies and Families Celebrate Victory

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Activists, Allies and Families Celebrate Victory

Just after 10 a.m. Friday morning, the announcement went out to the entire nation; the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage for every state in the Union. It wasn’t surprising then that the Union Café was where gay men and women and their straight allies, young and old, gathered to celebrate the decision. The crowd […]

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Marriage Equality Comes to Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Marriage Equality Comes to Ohio

The US Supreme Court reached the long-awaited verdict today that removes all state bans of same-sex marriage, which includes the ban that the State of Ohio enacted in 2004. The decision was reached in a 5-4 verdict. “Today the Supreme Court affirmed what we have always known: we are equal,” said Equality Ohio executive director Elyzabeth […]

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Swing Easy: Everybody Loves Kasich

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Swing Easy: Everybody Loves Kasich

“Swing Easy” is Columbus Underground’s ongoing series about the 2016 senate and presidential elections as experienced by America’s most important swing state. If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say Former Florida Governor and expected presidential candidate Jeb Bush was in Columbus last Tuesday, where he told what might be the first big lie of […]

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Swing Easy: Ohio’s Role in 2016

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Swing Easy: Ohio’s Role in 2016

Welcome to the first installment of Swing Easy, Columbus Underground’s ongoing series about the 2016 senate and presidential elections as experienced by America’s most important swing state. As electioneering heats up in the Buckeye State, we’ll bring you all the details and oddities of an Ohio campaign, starting with a ninja candidate, a forgotten senator […]

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Cotton Letter Arms Ohio Democrats Against Portman

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Cotton Letter Arms Ohio Democrats Against Portman

As expected, Ohio Democrats are charging full speed at Senator Rob Portman, armed with Portman’s signature on a letter to the leaders of Iran, advising them against agreeing to the nuclear deal being negotiated by the Obama administration. The letter, written by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican senators including Portman, has […]

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