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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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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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Activists Want Nondiscrimination Ordinance in New Albany

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists Want Nondiscrimination Ordinance in New Albany

On Tuesday evening, two LGBT activists encouraged New Albany’s City Council to consider an anti-discrimination ordinance in the same vein as legislation recently passed by the Bexley City Council. Omar Faruk, founder of the LGBT organization Wenited, told the Council he knows New Albany to be a welcoming community, but the city would be advised […]

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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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Bexley Council Passes New LGBT Protections

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Bexley Council Passes New LGBT Protections

Bexley was briefly the center of attention for many followers of the LGBT equality movement earlier this year when a local wedding videographer denied service to an engaged couple because they were gay. “To hear that it happened in our neighborhood that I know to be a diverse and inclusive neighborhood was an incredibly disappointing […]

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Why Marriage Matters Gets New Leadership as Movement Nears a Tipping Point

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Why Marriage Matters Gets New Leadership as Movement Nears a Tipping Point

There is optimism across America among LGBT activists as the county inches closer to a final decision on marriage equality by the Supreme Court this summer. Last week, after SCOTUS declined to strike down a lower court ruling against Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissent that the Supreme Court’s […]

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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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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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