Support EHEA to help end Ohio's discrimination against LGBT citizens!
  • Petitioned State Rep. John Adams

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State Rep. John Adams
State Rep. Richard N. Adams
State Rep. Marlene Anielski
State Rep. Nan A. Baker
State Rep. William G. Batchelder
State Rep. Peter Beck
State Rep. Terry Blair
State Rep. Louis W. Blessing, Jr.
State Rep. Terry Boose
State Rep. Danny R. Bubp
State Rep. Jim Buchy
State Rep. Jim Butler
State Rep. Courtney Combs
State Rep. Margaret Conditt
State Rep. Rex Damschroder
State Rep. Anthony DeVitis
State Rep. Timothy Derickson
State Rep. Mike Dovilla
State Rep. Mike Duffey
State Rep. Anne Gonzales
State Rep. Bruce W. Goodwin
State Rep. Cheryl L. Grossman
State Rep. Bob D. Hackett
State Rep. Christina Hagan
State Rep. David Hall
State Rep. Bill Hayes
State Rep. Michael Henne
State Rep. Brian Hill
State Rep. Jay Hottinger
State Rep. Terry Johnson
State Rep. Casey Kozlowski
State Rep. Al Landis
State Rep. Matt Lynch
State Rep. Ron Maag
State Rep. Dale Mallory
State Rep. Matt Huffman
State Rep. Ron Amstutz
State Rep. Randy Gardner
State Rep. Andrew Brenner
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Ohio State House
State Rep. Dorothy Pelanda
State Rep. Nick Barborak
State Rep. Doug Green
State Rep. Kathleen Clyde
State Rep. Michael Sheehy
State Rep. Tony Burkley
State Rep. Terry Johnson
State Rep. Vernon Sykes
State Rep. Terry Blair
State Rep. Bill Hayes
State Rep. Ryan Smith
State Rep. Jim Butler
State Rep. Jeff McClain
State Rep. Ron Amstutz
State Rep. Sean O'Brien
State Rep. John Adams
State Rep. Matt Lynch
State Rep. Robert Sprague
State Rep. Louis Terhar
State Rep. Wes Retherford

Support EHEA to help end Ohio's discrimination against LGBT citizens!

    1. Adam Hoover
    2. Petition by

      Adam Hoover

      harrison, OH

Dear, House Representative

Today I signed this petition concerning House Bill 335, The Equal Housing and Equal Employment Act which is nearly identical to legislation passed by the House of Representatives in the 128th General Assembly with a bipartisan vote as House Bill 176. This piece of legislation was introduce in September of 2011. HB 335 encourages economic development and job growth by preventing firing based on sexual orientation or gender identity expanding those anti-discrimination practice in place under the Ohio Civil Rights Commission laws. We as a citizen of the United States of America feel we deserve equal rights an protections under Ohio's laws.

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have passed laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, and 16 states and D.C. also prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. Although these laws provide important protections, according to a 2002 General Accounting Office (GAO) report, relatively few complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation have been filed in these states.

Hundreds of companies have enacted policies protecting their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. As of March 2011, 433 (87 percent) of the Fortune 500 companies had implemented non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation, and 229 (46 percent) had policies that include gender identity.

It's hard to believe that in Ohio, people still can lose their job or be denied housing, solely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

I believe that as an Ohioan we should equally protect hard working Ohio citizens regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. So I am signing this petition today to ask you to Support EHEA to help end Ohio's discrimination.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Stephen Slesnick responds:

      Stephen Slesnick

      Thank you for contacting my office with regard to the Equal Housing and Equal Employment Act, jointly sponsored by Representatives Antonio and McGregor. I supported this important legislation during the previous General Assembly, and am ...

    3. Decision-maker Ted Celeste responds:

      Ted Celeste

      Good morning and thank you for your email regarding The Equal Housing and Employment Act (EHEA), legislation introduced by Representatives Nickie Antonio and Ross McGregor. I strongly believe in fostering a safe environment through this ...

    4. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • annoymous beginings MIAMI,FL, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      fairness and justice

    • Kim newlen MIDDLEBRANCH, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this is old... Just stop. Human rights are rights. Good lord, stop being against something all the time, it's not going away. You don't have to "do it" yourself.. just embrace change. Change is for the better.

    • Paloma Lelake GRESHAM, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Are we allowed the right to be civil?

    • Mary McKenzie MEDIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a lesbian.

    • Regina Ferrell PADUCAH, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      It's just such a no-brainer. Period.


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