House Bill 454

Jeopardy champion Ohioan, others testify against anti-LGBTQ health care bill

BY: - November 17, 2022

A packed and stuffy Families, Aging and Human Services committee room was flanked by multiple overflow rooms, where applause could be heard after parents, trans advocates and individuals implored the committee not to approve of House Bill 454, a bill created by committee member state Rep. Gary Click, R-Vickery. One of the testimonies came from […]

Ohio bill limiting health care for LGBTQ+ youth would create registry of trans kids, activist says

BY: - November 17, 2022

The following article was originally published¬†on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles,¬†it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio Republicans updated a bill that severely limits healthcare for LGBTQ+ youth with […]

Abortion ban could impact LGBTQ+ community

BY: - October 7, 2022

Potential abortion bans in the nation and in Ohio have been criticized by various groups, from doctors, to religious leaders and legal officials. The impact of bans on reproductive health procedures is also being felt within the LGBTQ community. “It just sucks all around,” said Kathryn Poe, a public policy and digital communications manager with […]

Ohio Rep. behind bill limiting transgender care had never spoken to community

BY: - July 13, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Warning: This report contains strong language concerning the LGBTQ+ community. Reader […]

Ohio pediatric doctors decry government control of gender-affirming care

BY: - June 2, 2022

Doctors in Ohio’s major children’s hospitals say a bill that would regulate and restrict gender-affirming care puts both the patients and the doctors at risk, and brings government overreach into medical decisions. House Bill 454 had its fourth hearing in the Ohio House Families, Aging and Human Services Committee on Wednesday, where opponent testimony was […]

Dems propose tax credit for caregivers in bill introduced Tuesday

BY: - December 20, 2019

Addressing the rapidly aging population of Ohioans and those who have to take care of their older (and younger) relatives is the goal of a new Ohio House bill introduced just before the holiday break. The Caregiver Expenses Tax Credit (House Bill 454) is sponsored by state Reps. Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington, and Janine Boyd, […]