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Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Ohio alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Ohio and how you can get involved with the local communities in Cleveland, Columbus and Greater Cincinnati.

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HOW THIS STATE RATES ON THE ISSUES

HOUSING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

This state does not support

State has an obstacle to equal treatment for same-sex couples statewide.

JOINT ADOPTION

This state does not support

State has an obstacle to equal treatment for same-sex couples statewide.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

This state does not support

State does not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

MARRIAGE PROHIBITIONS

This state does support

State has a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

HATE CRIMES LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

This state does not support

State has neither a ban on insurance exclusions for transgender healthcare nor does it provide transgender-inclusive health benefits to state employees.

GENDER MARKER CHANGE

This state partially supports

State has laws and policies that facilitate gender marker change on driver’s licenses.