Equality Ohio

Stonewall Columbus

A proposed law that would seek to stop discrimination for LGBTQ people in Ohio is seeing a new wave of support. Business groups say sexual orientation and gender identification should be considered protected classes under state law.

 Jimmie Beall (left) and Mindy Ross were the first Franklin County same-sex couple to receive a marriage license
Mandie Trimble / WOSU News

In a five to four ruling, U.S. Supreme Court Justices paved the way for all same-sex couples to be able to marry…anywhere in the country. In Columbus, same-gender couples received marriage licenses for the first time.