Advancing Equality in Bowling Green, OH
August 18, 2009
Yesterday, the Bowling Green City Council voted 6-1 to enact an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment and public accommodation. The Council separately (and unanimously) enacted a measure prohibiting discrimination in housing. It is possible that a referendum effort will be launched in an effort to roll back the new laws. Congratulations to Equality Bowling Green and to Equality Ohio which supported Equality Bowling Green’s efforts. This is a common sense step forward and hopefully will give more momentum to efforts to pass the Equal Housing and Employment Act (House Bill 176), a statewide measure that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
May 20, 2013