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Ohio bill would protect ministers from marrying same-sex couples

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill in the Ohio state legislature would put into law that ministers wouldn’t have to perform marriages for same-sex couples. From 13 ABC in Columbus: The “Ohio Pastor Protection Act ” would stipulate that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society isn’t subject to civil or criminal liability for denying…

Ohio becomes a front line for transgender rights

COLUMBUS, Ohio. — According to Reuters, Ohio is the next battleground for transgender rights in the United States. Reuters reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against officials at the Ohio Department of Health in March on behalf of three trans women and one trans man. Ohio is…