The Ohio Fairness Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression to the laws that make discrimination illegal in Ohio. Read More. Learn More.
Just a three weeks intofive states have expanded the rights of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer residents. Four of the 20 new governors who took office this month, three Democrats and one Republican, signed nondiscrimination orders that include sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin Gov.
Same-Sex Marriage On June 26,in a decision, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution requires all 50 states to authorize same-sex marriages within their boundaries and recognize the marriages of same-sex citizens from other states. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation. Weisenburger Law Offices shares in your joy and celebration for the right for all persons to marry.
Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation. Gender identity and expression are independent of sexual orientation, and transgender people may identify as heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Almost exactly three years after he stood on the stage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and pledged to protect LGBT Americans, the president marked this June's Pride Month celebrations with another supposed affirmation of gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. Since taking office, Trump announced on Twitter that he would bar transgender Americans from serving in the United States armed forces; nominated judicial nominees with distinctly anti-LGBT records; beat back protections for transgender students attending schools that receive federal funding; rolled back protections for transgender employees under current civil rights law; sought to define gender on the basis of immutable biological features in a move that could legally categorize trans Americans out of existence; and, as recently as last week, ordered U. Well, yes, but not for the reasons you might think.
The Equality Act would expand the Civil Rights Act of and the Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination in employment, housing, jury selection and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It passed the Democrat-controlled House last month, with support from every member of the party in office. But it will not become law under Mr Trump and the Republican Senate, who will refuse to ratify it.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in America face discrimination in their daily lives. While more states every year strive to pass laws to protect their citizens from discrimination and advance LGBTQ equality, we continue to see lawmakers sponsor bills that invoke religion, pre-empt local protections, and target transgender and nonbinary people to allow, and in some cases mandate, discrimination. All people — including those who are LGBTQ — should be treated fairly and equally by the laws of their state, and should have the opportunity to earn a living, access housing and healthcare, and participate fully in society.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Ohio. Families headed by same-sex spouses are eligible for the same protections available to different-sex spouses,  but discrimination based on sexual orientation isn't banned statewide. Same-sex marriage has been legal since June