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GOP passes bill aiming to root out ‘suspected’ transgender female athletes with genital inspection

BY: - June 3, 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.   House Republican lawmakers in Ohio passed a bill at 11:15 p.m. […]

Out-of-state counselors, therapists will soon be able to work in Ohio

BY: - May 31, 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.   A state boundary line shouldn’t be what stops someone from getting […]

Bill to help homeless veterans in Ohio suddenly killed by lawmakers for ‘not being needed’

BY: - May 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.   A bill that would help provide funding to ensure every veteran […]

Ohio’s fight for LGBTQ+ protections

BY: - May 10, 2022

When state Sen. Nickie Antonio was first elected as the first openly gay person to serve in Ohio’s General Assembly, her intention was to be the first but certainly not the last. Serving as a state representative in the Ohio House for eight years before being elected to the senate in 2018, Antonio says she […]

Ohio health departments could soon be required to promote ivermectin to treat COVID-19

BY: - April 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.   A new bill proposed by House Republicans would require boards of […]

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Legalizing bigotry with “Don’t Say Gay” bill will chase businesses away from Ohio

BY: - April 19, 2022

Question: How could you blow a $20 billion investment in Ohio? Answer: Chase away business with legislation to legitimize bigotry. A cynical attempt by Ohio House Republicans to further stigmatize and marginalize LGBTQ people in Ohio with a Florida-style “Don’t Say Gay” bill could give Intel pause about breaking ground on the state’s largest private […]

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Lawmakers shouldn’t be able to flee from questions on ‘divisive concepts’ bills

BY: - April 13, 2022

It is not a good look when a member of the Ohio House of Representatives is caught on camera fleeing members of the press while asking them not to “harass” her. What made it even more exceptionally odd was that this member of the Ohio House, state Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, happened to have previously […]

Ohio House Speaker says no primary election legislation coming soon

BY: - April 7, 2022

Ohio’s House Speaker said Wednesday legislation is not coming to change the May primary date. Speaker Bob Cupp said the process was “in the hands of the federal court,” despite various court documents in which he argued that the election is a legislative issue and any changes should be made in the General Assembly. The […]

Docs using ‘own specimen’ on fertility patients not illegal in Ohio, but could be soon

BY: - April 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.   Fertility treatments can costs tens of thousands of dollars for parents […]

House Republicans introduce Ohio’s version of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

BY: - April 6, 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.   House Republicans introduced Ohio’s version of Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ […]

Another abortion ban hits Ohio House, depends on Roe v. Wade

BY: - March 17, 2022

Yet another “trigger” ban on abortion that relies on the rejection of Roe v. Wade has entered the Ohio House. House Bill 598 was introduced on Tuesday by state Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland. The bill would ban all abortions in Ohio except for those performed “to save the life of the mother,” according to the […]

Ohio House considers, reconsiders military absentee ballot measure

BY: - March 10, 2022

The Ohio House couldn’t bring the votes together to approve a change to the overseas and military absentee ballot process. That is, until they tried for the second time in one day. In a 55-40 vote on Wednesday, an emergency clause to allow changes to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) to […]