LGBT Rights Legislation

HB 335 – Equal Housing and Employment Act (2011-2012)

Link to Bill:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_335
Status:
Failed
Summary:

HB 335 and its companion bill SB 231 expand laws concerning anti-discrimination in Ohio to include sexual orientation and gender identity, granting protections in employment, housing, and public accommodation.

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Committee:
Commerce / Labor / Technology (H)
Companion Bill:
SB 231
LSC Legislation Status:
http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0335?OpenDocument
Jurisdiction/Legislation Level:
State
Our take on this bill:

The Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law, and the ACLU of Ohio supports the aim of HB 335 and its companion bill SB 231 to extend protection to Ohioans who face discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.