Stand up for Equal Housing!
It is legal in Ohio to be fired from your job, denied an apartment, or refused service at a movie theater, restaurant or hotel because of your sexual orientation or gender identity. In many cities and counties in Ohio and for many government employees, these practices are prohibited, but there are no statewide anti-discrimination protections that protect all Ohioans.
21 of the 50 states currently protect people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, putting Ohio at a competitive disadvantage for recruiting and hiring the best and brightest professional talent. Many employers across the country and here in Ohio have extended non-discrimination policies to cover LGBT people, but millions of Ohioans remain unprotected. Protections are needed for everyone. By adding your name below you are standing up for the rights off all Ohioians to be protected under the non-discrimination law.