Ohio state employees lose non-discrimination protections

Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich allowed non-discrimination protections for LGBT state employees to expire Jan. 10.

An executive order, signed four years ago by former Gov. Ted Strickland, prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression for all state employees in hiring, layoff, termination, transfer, promotion, demotion, rate of compensation and eligibility for training programs.

Strickland’s executive order expired when Kasich was sworn in, and Kasich has so far chosen not to renew the order.

UPDATE: In a pre-election interview, Kasich told the Columbus Dispatch he would renew Strickland’s executive order, but he has so far failed to do so.

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