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Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Protestors at the annual PRIDE Parade and Festival are not an uncommon sight, and are typically present to showcase anti-LGBTQ sentiment. But one group today took to the street to protest for different reasons, and the event resulted in police intervention and the arrest of four protestors. According to a post published on the International […]

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Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Tax season this year started out with late penalties for unpaid taxes for a lot of same-sex couples that filed jointly federally in 2013. People started receiving the letters on the 14th this month from the Department of Taxation, billing them by mistake. “The letter made them feel like they were being accused of fraud,” […]

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Opinion: Accomplishments and Recognition for Marriage Equality, Yet More Work to Do

Michael Premo Michael Premo Opinion: Accomplishments and Recognition for Marriage Equality, Yet More Work to Do

On December 15, Columbus City Council unanimously passed an historic resolution in support of marriage equality. The resolution also honored the work of Why Marriage Matters Ohio and our volunteers across the state for our work in increasing support for the freedom to marry. Why is this a big deal? Because it is the first […]

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Columbus Faithful Pray and Walk for LGBT Equality

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Faithful Pray and Walk for LGBT Equality

“Hear our prayer” More than a hundred people braved the cold weather Sunday night to participate in a reflective and at times solemn interfaith prayer walk for LGBT equality. Behind them were two ominous developments in the recent history of the Ohio LGBT movement; the 6th Circuit Court decision, which upheld the state’s refusal to recognize […]

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Columbus Earns Highest Municipal Equality Score For Second Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Earns Highest Municipal Equality Score For Second Year

For two years in a row, Columbus has achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. The measurement indicates that even though Ohio is now in the minority of states that denies residents of marriage equality, the city government scores highly for inclusive and nondiscriminatory laws and practices. “Columbus […]

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LGBT Activists Answer Billboard with One of their Own

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Activists Answer Billboard with One of their Own

The billboard looms over the corner of Olentangy River Road and Riverview Drive. It reads “Holy matrimony is one man and one woman.” No one seems to know where it came from or who put it up, but the meaning is clear. “We can’t ignore that that’s an anti-gay message, but it has that plausible […]

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A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio might be considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to recent reports by The Columbus Dispatch and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Portman was close to becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, and last week made a trip to New Hampshire, home to the first primary of […]

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