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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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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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New Stonewall Executive Director AJ Casey Hopes to Mend a Broken Community

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Stonewall Executive Director AJ Casey Hopes to Mend a Broken Community

AJ Casey is inheriting a bit of a mess. Come January, she’ll take over Stonewall Columbus as the organization’s newest executive director, succeeding Karla Rothan. Rothan was the Person In Charge for Pride 2017, during which four black trans individuals were arrested after a peaceful protest, and after which the local LGBTQ+ community was left […]

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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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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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