Federal judge allows transgender Ohioans to have their day in court / Prizm News / September 13, 2019 / By Ken Schneck / A federal judge in Columbus handed down a decision on Thursday that allows a federal lawsuit on behalf of four transgender plaintiffs to continue. The plaintiffs areContinue Reading

Many people cannot believe that LGBTQ people are not yet included in Ohio’s laws that protect against discrimination in employment, housing, and public services. After all, it’s 2019. People can marry the person they love, yet they risk being fired or denied housing or services for doing so.

On Wednesday, July 17, the city of Kent became the latest municipality in Ohio to ban the medically and psychologically discredited practice of conversion therapy.

Mere days after Medina became the 25th community in Ohio to pass comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ+ community, it would seem the fight is not over yet.

Over 200 businesses, many of which operate with a strong presence here in Ohio, have signed a “friend of the court” brief in support of LGBTQ+ rights. This public stance comes in advance of an upcoming Supreme Court case that will determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also protects on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.