Ohio House approves LGBT nondiscrimination bill

Ohio State House passed a bill Tuesday, protecting LGBT from employment and housing discrimination. Bill now goes to State Senate for vote.
Ohio Statehouse
Ohio Statehouse

Ohio may become the 21st state to offer protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals if a bill that protects them from housing and employment discrimination passes through the GOP-controlled State Senate later this week.

The State House on Tuesday passed the bill with a vote of 56-38. Fives Republicans sided with the democratic majority. Before Tuesday, the bill was locked up in various legislative committees.

Read more about this article at the Columbus Dispatch.

—Simon Husted

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