A week after releasing its ranking of cities, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has graded American corporations on how friendly they are to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees. The HRC looked at 26 employers in Ohio and gave a perfect score to half of them, including three in Cincinnati.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded Cincinnati a perfect score on its municipal equality index, which ranks a city based on its record of laws and policies protecting sexual and gender identity. HRC vice president Fred Sainz says Cincinnati is on the “forefront of equality”.
Sainz says in the city can't rest on its laurels; and should continually rededicate itself to making life better for all citizens.
In a new report, researchers say Indiana, the most recent state studied by the Williams Institute, would see an economic boost of $39.1 million to the state and local economies, should same-sex marriage become legal there.
Six Cincinnati same-sex couples have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against The Director of the Ohio Department of Health and the Director of the Hamilton County Probate Court .
The suit seeks to "secure for same-sex couples across Ohio the right to marry on an equal basis with opposite-sex couples."
The Plaintiffs are Michelle Gibson and Deborah Meem; Heather Apple and Mary Koehler; Ronald Kastner Beck and Dave Beck; Andrew Hickman and Ethan Fletcher; Gary Goodman and Karl Rece, Jr.; and Rhonda Craig and Kendra Dukes.