Gay = AIDS?  Stand Up Against Ignorance and Bigotry in Ohio
  • Petitioned Felicia Godbolt

This petition was delivered to:

EEO Program Manager
Felicia Godbolt

Gay = AIDS? Stand Up Against Ignorance and Bigotry in Ohio

    1. Petition by


    “When the governor acknowledges them [gays] as a minority group, which they are not, you're also saying to them that their behavior is OK. And it’s NOT OK to engage in this type of behavior when it’s gonna cause you possibly to die from AIDS.”

     – Phil Burress, Citizens for Community Values [1]

Citizens for Community Values, a group that endorsed John Kasich for governor [2], proved that bigotry still exists in the public square. They oppose any protections for LGBT workers and made outrageous, inaccurate statements that played on radio stations across Ohio yesterday.

The irony is that John Kasich’s already found a way to deny state workers basic rights they had under Gov. Ted Strickland. Kasich went out of his way to make sure that discrimination based on gender identity is no longer barred, even going back on a promise to do so. [3]

If you agree, please take a moment to contact the person in charge of Ohio’s Equal Employment Opportunity program.  We’ll also send a copy of your comments to John Kasich and the head of the State Personnel Board of Review.




Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Billie Cain BELLAIRE, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      We work, pay taxes and spend money like everyone else. We deserve the same rights we help fight for. This country was built on the blood sweat and tears of a lot of men and women. We helped fight for our freedoms a long time ago, we should not have to do it again.

    • kristin whitaker DUBLIN, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      If you want qualified people here in Ohio, and young people to stay, you can't be a bunch of bigots.

    • susan hudson MEDINA, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I am saddened and angered by this continued use of wedge issues by this administration. Should bigotry continue to be institutionalized in Ohio, we will lose many more brilliant and gentle minds than the state can afford. Stop this insanity and restore basic civil rights to all people. Gender identity should be protected from discrimination! Shame on you!

    • Eugene Wank COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      How about we leave these folks alone. The government need not mess in folks' personal affairs ... even if I may feel strongly about what they are doing.

    • Donald Traxler ADA, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Please continue the anti-discrimination executive order as had been issued by the previous Governor. All Ohio citizens deserve the same rights!


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.