On Wednesday, June 10, the Ohio House held opponent testimony for the state’s Equal Housing and Employment act. A total of eight people testified, including representatives from Concerned Women for America, Citizens for Community Values, Institute for Principled Policy and Mission America.
The testimony focused on a few key arguments:
Homosexuality is a choice, so it shouldn’t be protected.
Homosexuality is a behavior, so it shouldn’t be protected.
Homosexuals don’t meet the three U.S. for civil rights protection (economically disadvantaged, immutable characteristic, politically powerless), so they shouldn’t be protected.
Protections for homosexuals violate my religious freedoms, so they shouldn’t be protected.
For the complete transcripts of opponent testimony visit DoWhatsRightOhio.com.
Some of the people testifying were asked if they believed people should be fired based upon their sexual orientation, and some answered yes, but others said no, citing qualifications and experience as more important.
The final hearings will be Wednesday, June 17.
Also, the Springfield News-Sun, has written an interesting editorial on the issue. To view it, click here.