As things get moving on the effort to repeal Ohio’s ban on gay marriage, lawmakers are considering another gay-friendly measure. On Top Magazine reports:
A bill which seeks to prohibit housing and workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was introduced in the Ohio House and Senate on Friday. The Equal Housing and Employment Act is sponsored in the Senate by Senators Frank LaRose, a Republican from Akron, and Michael Skindell, a Democrat from Lakewood. A companion bill in the Ohio House is sponsored by Representatives Ross McGregor, a Republican from Springfield, and Nickie Antonio, a Democrat from Lakewood. Antonio was first elected in 2010, making her the House’s first openly lesbian member.
79% of Ohio voters favor such protections for the LGBT community.