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.

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.

April 28 2015 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

Attorneys representing same-sex couples hoping to secure the freedom to marry nationwide will have their day in court on April 28.

1:21 PM

We've boiled hundreds of pages of legal briefs down to just five main arguments you need to know.

February 28 2015 5:18 PM

The couples filed legal briefs Friday, and their case is likely to be heard in April.

February 28 2015 9:00 AM