gay rights

Politics
2:53 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Historic Gay Rights Bill Passes Senate With Portman's Support

Portman delivers comments on Amendment to Strengthen Religious Liberty Provisions in Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
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The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined a handful of Republicans in the Senate to support the measure.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would prohibit employers from hiring, firing or promotion practices based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Portman joined the Democratic majority to back the bill, but only after his amendment was added that exempted religious employers from ENDA.

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Politics
7:04 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

SCOTUS Shoots Down Key Provision of DOMA

With the Supreme Court’s affirmation that the federal government cannot discriminate against married couples of the same sex, a key provision of The Defense of Marriage Act, those couples residing in Ohio should now be eligible for the same federal benefits and programs available to heterosexual married couples - tax breaks, pension rights and other benefits.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Scouts

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On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Boy Scouts of America National Council voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as scouts. But, as WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports, not all of the controversial issue was settled.

About 1,400 voting members of nation's leading youth organization, cast their ballots at an annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. More than 60 percent of those voting supported the proposal to life the ban.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon March 5, 2012

WYSO Weekend: March 4, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 4, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Wayne Baker interviews Springfield City Commissioner, Karen Duncan about Springfield's proposed amendment to the City's anti-discrimination code to include gay municipal workers.

-This week's installment of PoliticsOhio: Former GOP Chairman Says This Primary Like No Other, by Ellen Belcher

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Around the Miami Valley
4:04 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Springfield city commissioners to vote on gay rights' issue

After nearly a year of discussion, the Springfield City Commissioners will vote Tuesday evening on legislation that would add sexual orientation to the city's non-discrimination code.

A group called Equality Springfield approached city commissioners last April asking them to draft legislation that would make it a crime to discriminate against gay city workers.

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