On Tuesday, May 12, the Ohio House of Representatives will introduce the Equal Housing and Employment Act with a whopping 26 bipartisan sponsors, more than a quarter of the House. The primary sponsors are Representatives Dan Stewart (D – Columbus) and Ross McGregor (R – Springfield). The bill includes protections for both sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
There is a religious exemption in the bill, but this only applies to non-secular businesses.
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