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GOP Rejects Updating Ohio Law to Note LGBTQ+ Adoption Rights

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal GOP Rejects Updating Ohio Law to Note LGBTQ+ Adoption Rights

By Tyler Buchanan Although it is legal in Ohio for LGBTQ+ couples to adopt, some GOP legislators want the state law to only acknowledge the adoption rights of heterosexual couples. A dispute over a single line in the 2,057-page state budget bill — passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday — has some civil […]

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LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Legislation Back With More GOP Support

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Legislation Back With More GOP Support

A bill to add LGBTQ people to the list of those protected from discrimination in the state of Ohio is once again coming to the legislature, this time with more bipartisan support. As she has done in every General Assembly since she became a senator in 2011, State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, is sponsoring the […]

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Love is Love/Passion and Despair

  Love is Love/Passion and Despair

(Not) Sheep Gallery, located in the Short North at 17 West Russell St., represents artists who are speaking out about social issues and various controversial subjects. In honor of Valentine’s Day, it will be hosting an art show from February 1-28 featuring artists Chas Ray Krider, Sare, Paul Richmond, Chay Ruby, Katherine Shinko, and others. […]

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Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

By Jocelyn Rosnick When most of us are little, we learn about the “Golden Rule.” This is the basic principle that you should treat others the way you’d like to be treated. This maxim is taught across different religions and cultures, and usually, it’s used to help children learn about empathy. Unfortunately, Ohio’s children are learning […]

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Love is Love/Passion and Despair

  Love is Love/Passion and Despair

(Not) Sheep Gallery, located in the Short North at 17 West Russell St., represents artists who are speaking out about social issues and various controversial subjects. In honor of Valentine’s Day, it will be hosting an art show from February 1-28 featuring artists Chas Ray Krider, Sare, Paul Richmond, Chay Ruby, Katherine Shinko, and others. […]

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Love is Love/Passion and Despair

  Love is Love/Passion and Despair

(Not) Sheep Gallery, located in the Short North at 17 West Russell St., represents artists who are speaking out about social issues and various controversial subjects. In honor of Valentine’s Day, it will be hosting an art show from February 1-28 featuring artists Chas Ray Krider, Sare, Paul Richmond, Chay Ruby, Katherine Shinko, and others. […]

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It’s Time to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal It’s Time to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act

By David C. DeWitt Every General Assembly for many years now, the Ohio Fairness Act is introduced, and every General Assembly it fails to become law. The Ohio Fairness Act would make sexual orientation and gender identity or expression part of the civil rights law’s “covered characteristics” for which discrimination is prohibited. Under current law, covered characteristics include […]

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