Bill Forbidding LGBTQ Discrimination Introduced In Ohio Legislature

(ONN) – Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill to forbid employment and housing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.

The latest iteration of the Ohio Fairness Act was introduced by Democratic Rep. Michael Skindell and Republican Rep. Brett Hillyer.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the bill’s unveiling comes about two weeks after a request from minority Democrats to extend employment protections to gay house employees was denied by House Speaker Larry Householder.

A similar bill has been filed every session of legislation since 2003 but has only won passage in the House in 2009, before it died in the Senate.