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

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.

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


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