Gay Rights

Gay rights
12:29 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Five local companies get high marks from HRC

Human Rights Campaign
Credit Provided / HRC

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.

Search corporations' rankings at the HRC website.

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Local News
1:42 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Cincinnati receives perfect score on equality index

Chris Seelbach, Cincinnati's first openly gay City Councilmember, holds the award from the Human Rights Campaign
Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

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.

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Same-sex marriage
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Same-sex marriage in Indiana could boost economy

Wikipedia

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.

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Cincinnati Archdiocese
4:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Catholic teacher contract won't be changed

There won’t be any changes to the Cincinnati Archdiocese teacher contract that has come under fire in recent weeks from groups who say it is anti-gay.

The contract now includes a clause prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.

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Same-sex
12:12 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Six same-sex Cincinnati couples file suit to marry

Six same-sex couples are suing for the right to get married in Ohio. Here are some of the couples and their two attorneys.
Ann Thompson WVXU

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.

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