The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Hamilton County, Ohio, commissioners have adopted an employment non-discrimination that includes sexual orientation. Hamilton County contains the city of Cincinnati, an area that has a reputation for being conservative.
“The policy change was initiated by Commissioner David Pepper after he learned during a recent trip to Columbus that Hamilton County lacked such a policy. The county’s personnel manual specifies that hiring and other employment decisions cannot be made based on race, religion, age, sex, or a number of other characteristics. But does not mention sexual orientation.”
The vote was split 2 to 1 when Commissioner Todd Portune joined with Pepper in voting to include sexual orientation.