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.
Ohio Lesbian Couple Challenges City's Definition of Family
July 11 2014 2:10 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 6:25 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 4:21 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.

Arrest Made In Murder of Cleveland Transgender Woman
June 10 2014 9:44 AM ET

Arrest Made In Murder of Cleveland Trans Woman

Parker Marie Molloy

Cleveland police have arrested a man they believe to be connected with the December murder of Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis.

Judge Orders State to Resume Hormone Therapy for Trans Prisoner
May 05 2014 11:26 AM ET

Judge Orders State to Resume Hormone Therapy for Trans Prisoner

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman receives a favorable ruling in her Eighth Amendment lawsuit.

Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit
May 01 2014 10:34 AM ET

Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman serving a three-year sentence is suing the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after being denied medically necessary hormone treatments.

Suit Aims to Strike Down Ohio Marriage Ban
April 30 2014 8:38 PM ET

Suit Aims to Strike Down Ohio Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

The suit, filed today, is in addition to one calling on the state to recognize out-of-state same-sex unions.

Ohio Marriage Ruling Stayed, Except for Plaintiffs
April 16 2014 1:50 PM ET

Ohio Marriage Ruling Stayed, Except for Plaintiffs

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black granted a stay on his ruling striking down Ohio's marriage recognition ban, but ordered the state to issue birth certificates listing both married same-sex parents to the four plaintiff couples.

BREAKING: Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban
April 14 2014 11:54 AM ET

Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black held true to his word and issued a ruling ordering Ohio to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other states.

BREAKING: Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban
April 04 2014 2:23 PM ET

Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black says he'll strike down Ohio's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages but won't mandate that Ohio begin performing such unions.

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples
March 14 2014 4:14 PM ET

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

If insurance companies provide family benefits to married opposite-sex couples, they must offer the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples, the Department of Health and Human Services said today.

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban
December 23 2013 2:08 PM ET

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge made a ruling on Ohio's marriage equality ban, which could clear the path toward completely overturning the law.

Ohio Marriage Equality Advocate Dies
October 22 2013 7:16 PM ET

Hero for Marriage Equality in Ohio Dies

Jase Peeples

John Arthur, the terminally ill man who sued and won the right to have his marriage to his longtime partner recognized in his home state, has died.

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