Hamilton County adds LGB protections

Hamilton County, Ohio logoThe 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.

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  2. Is there any talk of working towards getting gender identity and expression added to this hiring non-discrimination policy?

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