Ohio governor orders LGB non-discrimination protections

Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued an executive order today, reinstating sexual orientation non-discrimination protections for state employees. Gender identity and expression was left out of the order.

Four years ago, former Gov. Ted Strickland signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity  for all state employees in hiring, layoff, termination, transfer, promotion, demotion, rate of compensation and eligibility for training programs. Kasich allowed this order to expire Jan. 10.

The non-discrimination policy issued today mimics Strickland’s, but omits gender identity and expression.

In a pre-election interview, Kasich told the Columbus Dispatch he would renew Strickland’s executive order, including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.

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9 thoughts on “Ohio governor orders LGB non-discrimination protections

  1. Why the hell was gender identity left out of order? I was hoping they would have changed up the trend of leaving Transgendered people out of the loop, so to speak. Arr.

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