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Petitioning Ohio State House and 60 others
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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.

Letter to
Ohio State House
State Representative Kathleen Clyde
State Representative Doug Green
and 58 others
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
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Ohio House of Representatives.

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

Dear, House Representative

Today I signed a 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.
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Sincerely,