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Ohio to Consider Non-Discrimination

Timothy Kincaid

March 11th, 2008

According to the Dayton Daily News:

A bipartisan trio of legislators have unveiled legislation to make it illegal in Ohio to discriminate against a person in housing, employment or public accommodations because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.

Although the bill does have bi-partisan support, Republicans outnumber Democrats in the House by 53 to 45 and in the Senate by 21 to 12. While these are not necessarily insurmountable odds, we should not start celebrating just yet. Or as sponsor Rep. Jon Peterson, R-Delaware, said at a news conference,

I have my work cut out for me

Yes you do, Rep. Peterson, and I wish you much success with it.

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Stefano
March 12th, 2008 | LINK

Three times this has been introduced and failed. With Ohio being among one of the most unwelcoming states for gays over all I’m not holding my breath for this to pass this time.

However, I try to remain optimistic, and it is encouraging that if passed our governor has stated he will sign it into law.

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