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.
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.