Bexley City Council will consider a discrimination ordinance that would include members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The move follows a lesbian couple who spoke out about a local wedding photographer who declined their business due to their their sexual orientation.
Ohio Boards Can’t Set Final Hours Of Early Voting
Ohio’s election chief is ordering county officials not to set any hours during the final days of in-person, early voting. That’s because the state is appealing a federal judge’s decision that allows all voters the chance to cast a ballot in the swing state on those days.
A judge last week granted a request from President Barack Obama’s campaign as part of a lawsuit targeting a state law. The law cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election, except military personnel and Ohioans living overseas.
Secretary of State Jon HustedÂ told local boards of election Tuesday that they were prohibited from setting hours that a court could later change. He says establishing new times would confuse voters while the legal battle continues.