Artist Rod Sounik talks about the spontaneity of glass blowing and shaping.
As expected, the Watterson teacher who says she was fired for being gay filed her complaint with a city office today.
An Ohio woman ousted as a den mother because she is a lesbian has delivered a petition with 300,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters urging the organization to reinstate her.
Activists say it’s needed to add protection, but opponents say it’s a ploy to introduce gay marriage.
Brides, grooms and wedding planners are gearing up for this year’s wedding season. A long-standing tradition in this preparation is the bridal fair where many couples get ideas for their big day. One local company hopes its unconventional wedding show becomes a tradition for many area couples.
Members of the local GLTB community are planning a protest outside Columbus’ main post office tonight. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, the protest is to call attention to what activists call inequities for gays in the tax code.
Thousands of amateur softball players descend on Columbus this week. The city hosts the Gay Softball World Series. Event co-director, Brian Lawrence, says 150 teams from around the United States and Canada will compete at Berliner Park beginning today.
The price of parking at city of Columbus parking meters began going up this week. The city has increased the rates by 50 percent. That’s upset some downtown business owners who say they were never notified about the increase.
n 2004, Ohio voters okayed a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage and domestic partner benefits, granted by state government. Now, a state legislator proposes a new ballot measure that, if passed, would repeal the anti-gay marriage amendment.
Gay rights advocates are once again pushing Ohio legislators to expand the state’s civil rights law. The activists say that sexual orientation should be added to the list of other factors that are already banned as the basis for discrimination — for example, race, religion, national origin, gender, and age. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that — even though more and more lawmakers appear ready to co-sponsor the measure, it still faces an uphill battle.
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers says a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation has its best chance of passage this year.