Petition: Ban discrimination based on sexual orientation

A group pushing to have voters overturn Ohio’s gay marriage ban said it is also collecting signatures to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and housing.
Associated Press
Apr 5, 2014

 

Ian James, executive director of FreedomOhio, said the organization plans to begin circulating a petition for the Equal Housing and Employment Act.

The initiated statute effort takes time and multiple steps, starting with the group needing to collect about 116,000 valid signatures to get the idea before state lawmakers.

The General Assembly then would have four months to act on the proposed law. Depending on that outcome, another petition could be circulated to get the proposal before voters.

James’ announcement Friday came the same day a federal judge said he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

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bullydogs1971

ask the people in this same group how they feel about the illegal use of drones to kill kids in foreign countries by the US and they will look at you like....huh? Its sad that the people of this country have no idea what is going on and their reason for living are issues like this...wake up people...

The Big Dog's back

Trying to hijack the thread for your right wingnut talking points?

Donegan

You do know Your handle is the nickname of the president that signed DOMA? You know the law that descriminates against gay marriage? Hypocrite.

The Big Dog's back

He tripped up in the early days of his presidency by underestimating the opposition to opening the military to gays and lesbians and accepted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” compromise that required they keep their sexual orientation secret. So when Republicans proposed the Defense of Marriage Act in an election year, Mr. Clinton resolved not to get burned again.

Donegan

Fact is he signed it into law. You can spin it anyways you want but the fact remains the same. You're no better than those you hate hypocrite.

coasterfan

Good. There is NEVER a good reason to discriminate.

Donegan

Yet you do it every day.

santown419

I agree. I think its stupid for many to hide behind religion to hate others for their sexaul practice. People try to use all kinds of excuses to discriminate but it doesn't make sense.

yea right

it dont matter.. todays kids will be in control of the government in 30-40 yrs and and the LGTB will be recognized.. its the OLD farts that dont want to accept it..remember the old is the ones who vote now and not the young..thats why we are still living in the stone age..

bondgirlM

I thought they were already protected by law in regards to hiring employees.

Bluto

Forget Jesus , What would Captain America say ? A little preemptive strike aimed towards my good buddy 'Thinkagain" . ; ))) He will get it .

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thinkagain

How thoughtful you are!

I never much cared for Captain America, I just think he’s kinda boring compared to the rest.

“What would Captain America say?”

I know exactly what he would say:

“There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.”

44846GWP

Where is thinkagain? Maybe god called him home. We can hope.

swiss cheese kat

People should not have their tax dollars used to support something they believe is wrong.

swiss cheese kat

Notice that homosexual activists cleverly avoid the real issue. They know they won't win if they describe the sex acts that they want me to endorse.

yea right

closed minded selfcentered..id 10 t... so your perfect..does that me we have to bow down to you..YEA RIGHT..not on my watch..all anybody wants is EQUALITY..and leave it be at that..o bet you the type that hates sex..haha