Ohio City of Medina Holds ‘Concerned Citizens’ Referendum Seeking to Overturn LGBT Ordinance

Medina’s Finance Director Keith Dirham, by following the letter of the law, is holding up a referendum that Concerned Citizens of Medina City filed last week aimed at overturning a recently-passed SOGI (sexual orientation gender identity) law, Ordinance 112-19. Dirham has put it on hold for 10 days, which will push them past the filing deadline of August 7th, potentially keeping their referendum off the fall ballot.

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Equality Ohio Pressures Senate President Obhof by Helping Pass LGBT Ordinance in His Hometown

  MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina City Council, all men, voted five to two Monday night in favor of Ordinance No. 112-19, which prohibits “discriminatory conduct on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.” The ordinance applies to housing, employment, and public accommodations. Ordinance No. 111-19 also…

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Opponents Fight Legislators’ Attempts to Eliminate Testing of Founding Documents

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Opponents spoke out against House Bill 239 (HB 239) Tuesday evening at the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee meeting.  The bill, jointly sponsored by Republican State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Democratic State Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus), would eliminate four of the seven end-of-course exams. Two of…

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