have dramatically shifted on same-sex marriage, with 54 percent now supporting a new amendment to legalize gay marriage and only 40 percent against it. FreedomOhio’s amendment would repeal Ohio’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban and instead grant marriage rights to the state’s many LGBT individuals. CityBeat covered the same-sex marriage amendment in further detail
hereand the inevitability of gay rights
here. Last week, Gov. John Kasich
reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage and civil unions, which likely holds bad political consequences because of changing demographics.
Will Portman, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
’sson, wrote about coming out to his father and the experiences that followed in
today’s Yale Daily News. In the column, Portman explained why his father took two years to shift on same-sex marriage: “Some people have criticized my dad for waiting for two years after I came out to him before he endorsed marriage for gay couples. Part of the reason for that is that it took time for him to think through the issue more deeply after the impetus of my coming out. But another factor was my reluctance to make my personal life public.”
will get F’s. Most schools would fall under the new standards, but 72 percent of charter schools would fail — an unwelcome sign for alternative schools often touted by Republicans for offering more school choice. The schools’ advocates claim the discrepancy between charter schools and other traditional public schools is driven by demographics and greater diversity.
safer for LGBT individualsthan traditional schools, according to StateImpact Ohio.
poised to support a motionthat will prevent companies and other groups from discriminating if they take public funds. The initiative is coming together after the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (
prevented from marchingin the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
lying and discrimination. In a letter to City Solicitor John Curp, Western & Southern’s attorneys claimed ALI can’t take federal funds and continue refusing services to men. The city and ALI are so far unsure whether Western & Southern has a case.
the sixth largest Catholic schools network in the nation, serving 44,732 students in preschool through 12th grade.
New condos are opening in Over-the-Rhine.
openingat Ohio’s insurance companies.
up this week.
may have killed the dinosaurs. The study may provide fuel to those worried about an impending apocalypse: There are about two million asteroids more than one kilometer wide in the solar system, but scientists estimate that there are up to one trillion comets.