SB 231 – Equal Housing and Employment Act SB 231 (2011-2012)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_231
SB 231 and its companion bill HB 335 expand laws concerning anti-discrimination in Ohio to include sexual orientation and gender identity, granting protections in employment, housing, and public accommodation.
Primary Sponsors:Sen. Skindell (D), Sen. Tavares (D)
Secondary Sponsors:Sen. Cafaro (D), Sen. Smith (D), Sen. Turner (D)
Companion Bill:HB 335 (Equal Housing and Employment Act)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/sen129.nsf/Senate+Bill+Number/0231?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
The Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law, and the ACLU of Ohio supports the aim of SB 231 and its companion bill HB 335 to extend protection to Ohioans who face discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.