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.
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.

Supreme Court Inches Closer to Marriage Decision

Supreme Court Inches Closer to Marriage Decision

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

Ohio Judge Mistakenly Grants Divorce to Same-Sex Couple

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?

Will SCOTUS Take Up Ohio Marriage Cases?

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

Cleveland Plain Dealer Headline Stokes Transphobic Fears

Cleveland Paper's Latest Transphobic Headline Riles Bathroom Fears

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

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

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 11:46 PM ET

Four Marriage Bans Upheld; Next Stop Supreme Court?

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

WATCH: Ohio Activists Protest 'Holy Matrimony' Billboard

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?'

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

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

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