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Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Next Saturday, July 11th, the City of Columbus will be celebrating The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling with the Vowed & Proud Ceremony, and event where 12 same sex couples will be married by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Anyone interested in participating in the event can submit a short story and photo via email to […]

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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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LGBT Activists Answer Billboard by Patiently Awaiting Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans LGBT Activists Answer Billboard by Patiently Awaiting Marriage Equality

Last fall, an anti-gay billboard reading “Holy Matrimony is One Man and One Woman” went up on Olentangy River Road near Grandview Heights. Local LGBT activists answered the billboard by erecting one of their own that read “Marriage Equality! Love Will Win!” nearby. This week, the “Holy Matrimony” billboard has returned to Fifth Avenue, likely […]

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Idea Forge: Ohio Small Businesses Agree It’s Time to Enact Workplace Non-Discrimination Law

Michaela Hahn Burriss Michaela Hahn Burriss Idea Forge: Ohio Small Businesses Agree It’s Time to Enact Workplace Non-Discrimination Law

On Thursday, April 9, Small Business Majority, Forge Columbus and Equality Ohio are partnering with Bexley Councilmember Deneese Owen to host a listening session about workplace non-discrimination ordinances and the importance of implementing a policy at the state level. Workplace equality and inclusiveness have been hot topics lately, and while cities like Columbus and Cincinnati […]

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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 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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Ohio Now in Minority of States Without Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Now in Minority of States Without Marriage Equality

Colorado, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia all joined the ranks yesterday as states where gay marriage is now legal, marking for the first time where over 50 percent of the US population now lives in states where marriage equality has been actualized. “But here in Ohio, we continue to wait — and tens of thousands […]

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