Lawmakers Amend the ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ to Accept Birth Certificates

Ohio lawmakers amended a bill Tuesday that stops biological men and boys from high school and middle school from participating in women and girls’ sports. The amendment removed a provision that could have required students to undergo “internal and external” exams to verify their sex.

Instead, House Bill (HB) 151, The Save Women’s Sports Act, sponsored by State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) (pictured above), now would require an athlete whose biological gender is disputed to present a birth certificate under the amendment adopted by the Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee.

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Ohio Value Voters Endorse GOP Contender Jim Renacci for Governor

Ohio Value Voters, a large statewide conservative organization, on Tuesday endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci.

The organization selected the former congressman over incumbent Governor Mike DeWine and Joe Blystone, who is also waging a GOP primary attempt against DeWine.

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Ohio Rep Manning Delays Start of Hearing on Parents Right to Know Act, Senate Puts Bill’s Language in Their Budget in Order to Get it Passed

COLUMBUS, Ohio –  House Bill 240 (HB240),  the Parents Right to Know Act, received its first hearing in the Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education Committee on Wednesday soon after ramped up pressure came from Rep Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp), Ohio Value Voters (OVV) and a report from The Ohio Star drew attention to the law and committee Chairwoman Gayle Manning (R- North Ridgeville) who was suppressing the bill according to Stoltzfus and OVV.

However, Stoltzfus told The Star in an interview that Manning intentionally and passive-aggressively caused a three-and-a-half-hour delay in the hearing start time.  “She is angry at me, and other folks, for putting pressure on her to hear conservative bills and that is the way she is taking it out on me,” said Stoltzfus.

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Ohio Lawmaker and Civic Group Accuse Rep Gayle Manning of Blocking ‘Parents Right to Know Act’

A bill aimed at forcing schools to disclose sexually graphic curricula to parents is being blocked by Representative Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) in her capacity as Primary and Secondary Education Committee Chair, according to the sponsor of the legislation and Ohio Value Voters (OVV), a civic organization.

Known as the Parents Right to Know (House Bill 240), the proposal seeks to enforce school compliance with venereal disease and teen pregnancy prevention instruction requirements and mandates schools get parental permission before students receive teaching that goes outside the letter of the law.

Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp), a primary sponsor of the bill, said, “It’s just sad that we have the majority in the House and the Senate and a Governor that’s a so-called Republican and we cannot pass this common-sense legislation.”

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‘Constitutional Conservative’ Legislator Brett Hillyer Sponsors SOGI Bill with Democrat Rep. Michael Skindell

Freshman Republican State Representative Brett Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) joined forces with Democrat Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) to introduce the “Ohio Fairness Act” in the House. The bill is sexual orientation/gender identity legislation known as SOGI. It is a companion bill to Senator Nickie Antonio’s (D-Lakewood) Senate Bill 11 (SB 11).

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Ohio Value Voters and Mission America Update Westerville Tea Party Group on Legislation to Stop the Sexualization of Children

John and Diane Stover from Ohio Value Voters and Linda Harvey from Mission America visited the Westerville Tea Party on Tuesday to speak to activists about the continued attempts to sexualize our children and what their organizations are doing to stop it.

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Delaware County Library ‘Safe Space’ for LGBT-Identified Children Part of Broader Agenda Targeting Small-Town America

The Delaware County District Library’s Delaware City Branch is advertising a “safe space” for LGBT children. The poster on the door of the “safe space” room has a picture of Jazz Jennings — the boy whose transition has been televised on TLC (The Learning Channel).

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State Rep Candice Keller Under Fire for Blaming Mass Shootings on Destruction of the Family

State Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown) is under fire for comments she made on Facebook about the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

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Marysville Teacher Disregards School Policy, Orders Gender Confusing Books for 3rd Graders

A third grade teacher in Marysville Exempted Village School District is being investigated concerning books Edgewood Elementary teacher Austin Syar ordered for his incoming class of 3rd graders. The books feature issues of gender identity, cross-dressing and gender roles. According to State Senate Candidate Melissa Ackison, the titles include Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity and I Am Jazz.

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Biennium Budget May Have Opened the Door to Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood in the Schools

In 2015 the Legislature passed House Bill 294. Lead by former State Representatives Margy Conditt (R- Liberty Township) and Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland), it was lauded as the bill that defunded Planned Parenthood in Ohio. A court challenge followed soon thereafter.

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Drag Queen No Show at Planned Crawford County Fair Protest

  BUCYRUS, Ohio — Kyle Gale, the drag queen whose Drag 101 class had to be moved from the public library in Delaware County, planned to protest State Senate candidate Melissa Ackison at the Crawford County Fair on Friday. At the last minute, Gale called off the event. Gale told his…

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Drag Queen ‘Selena T. West’ Asks Supporters to Call Children’s Services on Christian Mom Critical of Program

  Pride Month turned into Drag Month in Central Ohio. The Delaware County Public Library offered a “Drag 101″ class for 12 to 17 year olds, while the Licking County Public Library offered a class for teens that was “set to include flag button and rainbow wing crafts, games, a…

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Early Ohio Endorsements for Donald J. Trump for President in 2020

  Just ahead of President Trump’s official campaign kickoff Tuesday, the conservative group Ohio Value Voters (OVV) announced their full-throated endorsement of the unconventional incumbent.   “President Trump’s social conservative agenda has galvanized the support of faith-based and conservative Ohioans,” OVV President John Stover said in a statement; adding that the reasons…

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Ohio Value Voters Expose Graphic Planned Parenthood Sex Ed in Schools

  WARREN COUNTY, Ohio – Residents gathered at Pure Ministries Fellowship Church in Maineville on Thursday to hear from John and Diane Stover of Ohio Value Voters (OVV). They were joined by special guest Catherine Wood, president of Relationships Under Construction, an organization that provides healthy relationship education to students in Ohio…

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Drag 101 Class Canceled at Delaware County Library Branch, Reason Given Was ‘Threats’ but May Be Just ‘Crying Wolf’?

  DELAWARE, Ohio – The Drag 101 class sponsored by the Delaware County District Library that was to be held Wednesday, June 5th, has been ‘canceled.’  Kyle Gale, the drag queen known as Selena T. West and a former Miss Gay Ohio America, was being paid by the library to provide…

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