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.
Supreme Court Inches Closer to Marriage Decision
December 18 2014 4:35 PM ET

Supreme Court Inches Closer to Marriage Decision

Trudy Ring

In January, the justices will weigh whether to take up the Louisiana case, but Idaho's governor says his state offers the best vehicle for a marriage equality decision.

Ohio Judge Mistakenly Grants Divorce to Same-Sex Couple
December 05 2014 6:14 PM ET

Ohio Judge Mistakenly Grants Divorce to Same-Sex Couple

Trudy Ring

The judge says he didn't realize both spouses were women, and since Ohio law doesn't recognize their marriage, their divorce likely isn't valid either.

Will the Supreme Court's Next Marriage Case Come From Ohio?
November 14 2014 5:17 PM ET

Will SCOTUS Take Up Ohio Marriage Cases?

Michelle Garcia

Two cases involving marriage equality in Ohio are being proposed for the Supreme Court's schedule.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Headline Stokes Transphobic Fears
November 11 2014 5:01 PM ET

Cleveland Paper's Latest Transphobic Headline Riles Bathroom Fears

Dawn Ennis

After a brief improvement in its coverage of trans issues, why is Cleveland's Plain Dealer going back to its old transphobic headline practices?

Ohio: LGBT Leaders, Politicians Call for Justice After Transgender Hate Crime
November 07 2014 3:39 PM ET

Ohio: LGBT Leaders, Politicians Call for Justice After Transgender Hate Crime

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A leading transgender activist's brutal attack in Toledo, Ohio has drawn local and national attention.

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Marriage Bans in 4 States
November 06 2014 5:03 PM ET November 06 2014 10:46 PM ET

Four Marriage Bans Upheld; Next Stop Supreme Court?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found bans on same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan to be perfectly lawful.

WATCH: Ohio Activists Protest 'Holy Matrimony' Billboard
September 03 2014 6:23 PM ET

WATCH: Ohio Activists Protest 'Holy Matrimony' Billboard

Trudy Ring

Activists in Columbus counter the message that 'Holy Matrimony is one man and one woman.'

WATCH: Which State's Marriage Equality Proposal Will Make SCOTUS Say 'I Do?'
September 02 2014 3:40 PM ET

WATCH: Which State's Marriage Proposal Will Make SCOTUS Say 'I Do?'

Matt Baume

For Supreme Court-watchers hoping to see a definitive verdict on marriage equality nationwide, it's time to hurry up and wait.

Appellate Judge: Sky Hasn't Fallen Due to Marriage Equality
August 06 2014 6:59 PM ET

Appellate Judge: Sky Hasn't Fallen Due to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

That statement came from one of three judges who today heard appeals in marriage equality cases from four states.

Ohio Lesbian Couple Challenges City's Definition of Family
July 11 2014 1:10 PM ET

Ohio Lesbian Couple Challenges City's Definition of Family

Sunnivie Brydum

When Melody Mohn was told her partner, Hela Young, wasn't eligible to be included on her city pool's family pass, she took action.

Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In
July 02 2014 5:25 PM ET

Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In

Parker Marie Molloy

Tiffany Edwards' family may be closer to finding justice after the man accused in her murder turned himself in.

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June
June 30 2014 3:21 PM ET

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June

Parker Marie Molloy

In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.

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