News from within the borders of Ohio and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Ohio, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

With a trans-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance stalled in the Cleveland City Council for more than two years, activists voiced their frustration at City Hall Monday. 

November 24 2015 3:17 PM

A stretch of Interstate 71 in Warren County, Ohio, now bears the name of the trans teen who took her life nearby.

November 21 2015 4:03 PM

Health insurance provided by Kroger will include full coverage for transgender employees as of January 2016.

October 14 2015 8:33 AM

A judge who cited his 'personal and Christian beliefs' in refusing to marry gay couples is told by Ohio's Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct he doesn't get a choice.

August 11 2015 4:50 PM

Toledo Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell refused to marry a lesbian couple Monday because of his religious convictions — and will continue to do so unless the state Supreme Court intervenes.

July 08 2015 2:48 PM

An Ohio State Patrol report reveals the transgender teen's final communications with family and friends before her death.

May 01 2015 6:19 PM

Jim Obergefell sued his home state of Ohio to be recognized as the widower of his late partner of 21 years, John Arthur, and today, his case is before the Supreme Court.

12:09 PM

Updated March 5: Marriages can't start while Ohio's marriage challenge awaits oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court, with a ruling expected sometime in June.

March 11 2015 8:00 AM