7:27 am
Fri November 14, 2014

School Climate Not Good For LGBT Students In Ohio

The Human Rights Campaign marches at the Columbus gay pride parade in 2007.
Credit F. Tronchin / Flickr/Creative Commons

A new survey says Ohio schools are still unsafe for a majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. The biennial National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) finds just 4 percent of Ohio students say their schools have a policy protecting them from bullying or harassment based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

 Kevin Mabrey with GLSEN Greater Dayton says Ohio hasn’t improved much in the last two years.

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Gay Marriage
3:57 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Governor Kasich Says He Still Supports Ohio's Gay Marriage Ban

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he still supports Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
Credit Office of Governor John Kasich

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he continues to support the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, even as similar prohibitions are being struck down by the courts. In an interview earlier this week, Kasich said he supports the 2004 amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman, even though recent court rulings mean 60 percent of Americans live in a state that does or will recognize same-sex marriage.

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Gay Marriage
11:09 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Supreme Court’s Rejected Gay Marriage Cases Won’t Affect Ohio For Now

Gay pride flag
Credit Flickr Creative Commons User Stéfan

  The U.S. Supreme Court's has rejected appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage, but the fight isn’t over in Ohio.

The Supreme Court’s decision to turn away appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin means 60 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state where same-sex marriages will be recognized. Ohio still isn’t one of them, but Al Gerhardstein, who’s the attorney in two cases filed against Ohio’s same-sex marriage ban, says he thinks change is inevitable.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:19 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Gay Marriage Arguments To Begin In Cincinnati Appeals Court

Arguments in Cincinnati will focus on the rights of same-sex couples to adopt children, have their names placed on a partner's death certificate, and have their legal marriages recognized in their home states.
Credit Al Behrman / AP

Advocates on both sides of the issue are planning to turn out to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati as oral arguments begin Wednesday afternoon in same-sex marriage cases from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Capacity crowds are expected at the Potter Stewart courtroom in Cincinnati where two overflow rooms for spectators have been set-up.

Groups that favor gay marriage are planning rallies outside the courthouse, and gay marriage opponents say they’re also gathering forces. 

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History Talk from Origins
10:35 am
Sat July 26, 2014

The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights

The rapid shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage in the United States has been one of the most dramatic cultural transformations in recent memory. But with these changes have come many questions and tensions. Is the focus on the politics of marriage limiting to broader rights movement?

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