• 04.23.14

    Ohio Board of Education Refuses to Protect LGBT Educators


    On April 16, 2014, The Ohio Board of Education (BOE) voted to exclude sexual orientation from its nondiscrimination policy, sending a clear message to LGBT educators; you are not welcome or valued in Ohio classrooms. Right now in Ohio, teachers can be fired simply for being perceived as gay, lesbian, or transgender. The Ohio BOEmore »

  • 04.21.14

    A Day at Lucasville


    On April 3, 2014, the ACLU of Ohio toured the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF), a high security prison located in southern Ohio better known by the moniker “Lucasville.” Below are some reflections on our visit to SOCF, from three of the staff members who visited the facility.   Adrienne Gavula, Associate Director: What immediatelymore »

  • 04.18.14

    Automatic License Plate Readers: A Recipe for Trouble

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    Privacy isn’t about hiding your information. Privacy is about controlling your information. That’s why automatic license plate readers (ALPR’s) are so troubling. There’s nothing new about police officers checking individual license plates sporadically throughout the day. But a machine that scans every single plate that passes by 24/7 is something totally different. Once an ALPRmore »

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  • 04.15.14

    One Step Closer to Ohio Marriage Equality


    This week, Federal Judge Timothy Black ruled that Ohio must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who are legally married in other states. The decision does not require Ohio to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  It only requires Ohio to recognize marriages performed in other states. Watch ACLU of Ohio Senior Staff Attorney andmore »

  • 04.12.14

    Media Roundup » 04/04/14 through 04/11/14


    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Chief Justice O’Connor slams door on debtors’ prisons – Youngstown Vindicator, 4/6* City to review board’s closed-door policy – Dayton Daily News, 4/6* Supreme Court won’t hear case on gay wedding snub – USA Today, 4/7 Lax rules harm accountability – Columbus Dispatch, 4/7 Legislators threaten to slash Cuyahoga Countymore »

  • 04.10.14

    Media Roundup » 03/21/14 through 04/04/14


    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Parents threaten to sink Elyria Schools renewal – Elyria Chronicle Telegram, 3/22* Bus ride to Mount Airy simulates voter trek – Cincinatti Enquirer, 3/22 Ohio’s false-statement law is unconstitutional – Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/23* Prayer continues to raise eyebrows in the Falls – Akron Beacon Journal, 3/2 ACLU wants supreme courtmore »

  • 04.05.14

    Ohio’s children are being tortured. A look at the extreme isolation of mentally-ill kids.


    Ohio is failing its children. From shackling of non-violent juveniles, to secluding school children with disabilities, to isolating children with mental illnesses, the rights and health of children are being ignored. Children held in solitary confinement suffer extreme harm.  It leads to developmental delays and increases in mental illness.  Ohio has locked up juveniles in isolationmore »

  • 04.01.14

    Voting Made Easy in Ohio . . . April Fool’s!


    Today is the first day of early voting in Ohio; it also marks the last hoorah for “Golden Week,” the brief window of opportunity where someone can register and vote at the same time that has been so very important to low-income voters. The upcoming primary election may, in fact, be the last time Ohioansmore »

  • 03.26.14

    Restore Your Voting Rights!


    This is the first in a series of posts focusing on issues we will be tackling at the 2014 ACLU of Ohio biennial conference, Resist. Reclaim. Restore Your Rights! Working to defend and expand voting rights is a central focus for the ACLU of Ohio. Recent events have made our work more important than ever.more »

  • 03.25.14

    Extra! Extra! May Election. Your chance to hold local officials accountable.


    Primary elections are often ignored, but they are every bit as important as any other election. Often the issues on the ballot in these elections affect your life in a very real way. Ohio’s primary election will take place on Tuesday May 6, 2014. If you have not yet registered to vote in this election,more »

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