The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
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.
A new study shows thousands of same-sex couples in Ohio are raising kids, but the report also busts what the study’s author calls some common myths.
At least eight downtown loft condominiums in the Carlyles Watch development will be sold this Sunday at auction. The unusual sale could be the result of a bottomed-out real estate market, faltering downtown redevelopment or a glut of condos perceived as overpriced.
The Ohio Supreme Court today is scheduled to look at what the state’s gay marriage ban means for unmarried Ohioans in domestic violence cases. The high court will hear arguments in the case of a man from Warren County in southwestern Ohio accused of assaulting his live-in girlfriend.
Right now same-sex couples in Ohio can serve as foster parents and adopt children. But if some republican state representatives get their way all of that could change.
Central Ohio’s large gay population is celebrating today’s ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. The decision said it is unconstitutional to ban gay marriage. The decision does not affect Ohio directly, but it’s already having an impact on the debate over a proposed gay marriage ban.