Keshet is working with secular LGBTQ+ rights organizations and Jewish organizations to fight for LGBTQ+ equality in Ohio. Along with local synagogues, we are working with Equality Ohio to mobilize Jewish communities for LGBTQ+ rights. To get involved in Ohio, sign up here.

Pro-LGBTQ+ laws

  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ parents in adoption and foster care
  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in employment, housing, credit/lending, and public accommodations
  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ state employees
    • However, state law explicitly excludes transition-related healthcare in their state employee health benefits
  • Protections against discrimination for LGBTQ+ youth in the child welfare system
  • Gender-neutral option on birth certificates

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws

  • No second-parent adoption for unmarried couples
  • State has targeted religious exemption that permits medical professionals to decline to serve LGBTQ+ clients
  • No nondiscrimination or anti-bullying laws covering LGBTQ+ students
  • State curriculum not required to be LGBTQ+ inclusive
  • No conversion therapy ban covering LGBTQ+ youth
  • No nondiscrimination protections for LBGTQ+ people in jury service
  • State criminalizes transmission of HIV
  • No gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses

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