Ohio

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.
New Details Emerge as Officials Rule Leelah Alcorn's Death a 'Suicide'

Officials Rule Leelah Alcorn's Death a 'Suicide'

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

Jim Obergefell: In His Own Words

The Love Story Before The High Court

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.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Ohio

Everything You Need to Know About Marriage in Ohio

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.

Supreme Court Sets a Date for Marriage Cases

Supreme Court Sets a Date for Marriage Cases

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

5 Best Arguments from the Supreme Court Marriage Briefs

5 Best Arguments from the Supreme Court Marriage Briefs

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

Couples Make Their Marriage Equality Case to Supreme Court

Couples Make Their Marriage Equality Case to Supreme Court

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

Ohio Murder May Mark Sixth Killing of a Trans Woman in U.S. in 2015

Murder May Mark Year's Sixth Killing of Trans Woman in U.S.

Bri Golec, a 22-year-old who friends say identified as a trans woman, was stabbed to death by their father, who claimed to authorities that the murder was performed by a 'cult.'

Ohio Cop Ridicules Trans Woman with Aerosmith Song "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"

Ohio Cop Ridicules Trans Woman with Aerosmith Song

Robin Adlemann, the trans detainee in question, filed a formal complaint, shining more light on the detective's behavior than he bargained for.

SCOTUS Rejects Louisiana, Stays Mum on Marriage

SCOTUS Rejects Louisiana, Stays Mum on Marriage

While the court won't be hearing a case from Louisiana, it still might consider marriage equality cases out of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan.

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