LGBTQ+ rights

COMMENTARY

The link between politicians and anti-LGBTQ+ violence

BY: - December 7, 2022

It’s an age-old, chicken-and-egg discussion: Is it extant societal forces of exclusion, hatred, and reaction that give rise to authoritarian politicians who in turn foment division, prejudice, and violence? Or does it work the other way around? A global survey reveals compelling examples of both scenarios in action. It’s hard to imagine the repressive religious […]

Ohio lawmakers postpone bill that limits health care for LGBTQ+ youth

BY: - November 30, 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 Tuesday stopped their own bill from moving forward for this General Assembly, […]

Birth certificate gender changes for trans Ohioans are at discretion of judges in each county

BY: - November 28, 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.   The ability to change the gender marker on a birth certificate in Ohio […]

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 […]

Bill protecting same-sex marriage gains bipartisan support in U.S. Senate

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Senate cleared a key hurdle to passing a marriage equality bill Wednesday, garnering even more than the 60 senators from both political parties needed to move past a legislative filibuster. The bill, which could win final passage in the Senate as soon as this week, would ensure same-sex and interracial couples […]

State board of ed president, husband both oppose LGBTQ inclusion in federal law

BY: - November 7, 2022

Opposition to a federal policy change involving the LGBTQ community seems to be a family affair when it comes to the president of Ohio’s state board of education and her husband, who is a member of the Republican State Central Committee. Though Ohio Board of Education President Charlotte McGuire attempted to alter a resolution against […]

Ohio Board of Ed. delays resolution opposing LGBTQ+ protections, giving small win to trans community

BY: - October 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. The Ohio State Board of Education gave a small win to the LGBTQ+ community […]

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LGBTQ+ youth in Ohio are fighting for the freedom to exist

BY: - October 12, 2022

By Cynthia Peeples, Honesty for Ohio Education;  Maria Bruno, Equality Ohio; and Sean McCann, ACLU of Ohio Across Ohio and the country, LGBTQ+ youth, particularly transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, are being used as pawns in a national extremist political agenda designed to weaponize race and identity in public education. We know from the Trevor Project’s 2022 […]

U.S. Senate delays same-sex marriage vote until after midterm elections

BY: - September 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate won’t vote on legislation to secure marriage equality for millions of Americans until after the midterm elections, bipartisan negotiators announced last week. The move follows weeks of behind-the-scenes discussions among five U.S. senators from both political parties who have been drafting an amendment to the House-passed legislation that they hoped […]

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Supreme Court to revisit LGBT rights – this time with a wedding website designer, not a baker

BY: - September 12, 2022

A simmering, difficult, and timely question returns to the U.S. Supreme Court this fall: What happens when freedom of speech and civil rights collide? The court took up similar questions four years ago in the famous “gay wedding cake” case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, about a baker who refused to provide […]

Bill codifying same-sex marriage nears critical vote in U.S. Senate

BY: - September 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is on track to vote on a bill codifying marriage equality as soon as next week with negotiators increasingly confident it could become law. Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday they’re close to getting at least 10 Republicans to back the same-sex marriage […]

Why you should be paying attention to Ohio Board of Education races

BY: - September 7, 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. The midterms will decide more than just Ohio’s races for U.S. Senate, […]