State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Ohio

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
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Same-sex marriage in Ohio

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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Nov 4, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Not legal
Constitutional amendment adopted by state wide vote in 2004. Passed with 62% of the vote. Text of amendment follows:

§ 15.11 Marriage Amendment

Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. This state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Ohio

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Current status
Illegal
Only option that is not legal is changing birth certificates. changes pending. Non binary options pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Ohio

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Current status
(since 1998)
Single only
Single LGBT individuals may adopt children, but same-sex couples may not adopt jointly or by way of second parent adoption.
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Jan 1, 1998–Jul 18, 2018
Single only
Legal since 1998 under state law. state wide legalization pending.
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LGBT discrimination in Ohio

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Jan 1, 2018–Jun 25, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full discrimination protection in state employment. As well under Section VII under sex discrimination. Section VII ruled to include gender identity.
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Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment. However, public employees of the state are protected based on both sexual orientation as well as gender identities.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ohio

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Jan 23, 2017–Jun 27, 2018
Ambiguous
Protection under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Only protections for state employees only.
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Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment. However, public employees of the state are protected based on both sexual orientation as well as gender identities.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ohio

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Current status
No protections
This state does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ohio

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2011)
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ohio

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Jan 1, 1983–Sep 16, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Equal age of consent in Ohio

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Ohio

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Dec 9, 2015–Jul 5, 2018
Not banned
Only in the City of Cincinnati. it is banned federally under the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act which was signed by Obama. Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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