On July 13, HRC and Equality Ohio hailed members of the Cleveland City Council for approving anti-discrimination legislation protecting the right of transgender people to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity. While city law prohibited anti-transgender discrimination in employment and public accommodations, due to exemptions in the 2009 legislation, transgender people have continued to face legal discrimination in access to single-sex facilities such as locker rooms and restrooms. Read more about these crucial protections here.
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ equality in Ohio alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBTQ equality in Ohio and how you can get involved with the local communities in Cleveland, Columbus and Greater Cincinnati.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is working with lawmakers and advocates to pass the Equality Act in Congress, as well as strong non-discrimination protections at the state and local levels.