LGBTQ Rights

Scales of justice
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A judge has dismissed a professor's lawsuit against a small, public university in Ohio that rebuked him for not addressing a transgender student using the student's preferred gender terms.

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Lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would expand rights for LGBTQ people by protecting access to housing, employment and public accommodations.

The United Methodist Church And The LGBTQ Community

Feb 26, 2019
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United Methodists from around the world are gathered this week in St. Louis, Missouri to decide whether or not the church of 13 million will allow same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

Today on All Sides, the issues at hand when it comes to LGBTQ rights in the United Methodist Church.

The Transgender Military Ban

Jan 29, 2019
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The Supreme Court last week allowed President Donald Trump's proposed transgender military ban to go into effect. 

The justices took no stance on the legality of the ban, but the Court's decision clears the way for it to take effect as lower courts hear additional arguments. 

Today on All Sides, what the ban means for the military and LGBTQ rights. 

2013 Rally for Transgender Equality in Washington D.C.
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The Trump administration is considering a plan to exclude transgender and nonbinary people from its legal definition of gender.

The announcement came over the weekend with Department of Health and Human Services spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX.

Today on All Sides, the Trump Administration’s plan and defining gender.

Rep. Nickie Antonio, a Democrat from Lakewood, discusses the latest push for her bill the Ohio Fairness Act, which extends protections against house and employment discrimination to LGBTQ people.
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The Human Rights Campaign estimates there are 1.8 million LGBTQ Ohioans and their allies. There’s an effort to get those voters to the polls next month, with key statewide races and Ohio’s Congressional delegation on the ballot.

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Today we discuss the U.S. Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and what the decision means for the future of LGBTQ rights and for using religion as a means to refuse business to patrons based on sexual orientation.