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A federal court says Ohio can’t keep refusing to allow people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates.

November is Men's Health Month! On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, Dan Skinner talks with Mike Craycraft, testicular cancer survivor, clinical pharmacist, and founder of the Testicular Cancer Society. Topics include trends, research, and treatment for testicular cancer, as well as disparities and challenges in educating young people about about the disease.  

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The two men whose names are on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.

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Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he supports the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

On the fifth anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage across the country, LGBTQ activists are marking the victory online.

On June 26, 2015 celebrations took place on the steps of the Supreme Court with lots of hugging and cheering. This year celebrations are more subdued and virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A coalition of LGBTQ clinics and organizations are suing to block a Trump administration rule that aims to strip "sex discrimination" protections for transgender people from laws that govern health care. The rule, issued in final form by the Department of Health and Human Services on June 12, is distinct from last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bars discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace.

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In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. The ruling was 6-3, with Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's first appointee to the court, writing the majority opinion. The opinion was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four liberal justices.

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The Trump administration on Friday finalized a rule that would remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance.

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The "Drag Queen Story Hour" fundraiser was held at Studio 35 in Clintonville last night, after Clinton Elementary School canceled the event due to what officials said were "outside agitators." 

At the heart of a story now playing out in schools, workplaces and courts across the U.S. is a disagreement over the legal meaning of the word "sex" — and whether discrimination against gay and transgender people for being gay or transgender is sex discrimination.

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A new bill at the Statehouse would prevent doctors from prescribing drugs to delay puberty or perform surgery to change a child's gender.  

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A citizens group is taking a complaint against the Medina County Board of Elections to the Ohio Supreme Court. 

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Maumee Municipal Court judge Dan Hazard is apologizing to the community for homophobic views he shared in an article he wrote for Ohio State University's student newspaper in 1993. 

Utah has become the 19th — and most conservative — state in the U.S. to ban "conversion therapy" for minors. The widely discredited practice, aimed at changing a patient's sexual orientation or gender identity, is now formally barred in the state after the new rule took effect late Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, who directed licensing regulators to make the change, confirmed the move to NPR on Wednesday.

Columbus police are investigating the vandalism of a church pastor's home.  

The City of Columbus has again received a perfect score in the annual equality index issued by the Human Rights Campaign. 

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Stonewall Columbus has issued an apology after the arrest of  four people at the 2017 Columbus Pride Parade.  

A local LGBTQ group is breaking off from the gay rights group Stonewall Columbus as division within the community continues. 

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Ohio lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to forbid employment and housing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community. 

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A nonpartisan coalition seeking to boost Ohio LGBTQ voter turnout in 2020 is launching a campaign that pairs voter registration with drag queens and craft beer. 

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A federal judge in North Carolina has approved a consent decree that enshrines the right of transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match their gender identities in North Carolina public buildings.

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The 38th annual Columbus Pride Festival takes place this weekend in and around downtown. 

The Vatican department charged with overseeing Catholic education released an extensive document Monday decrying what it calls a "crisis" on whether gender can be an individual choice rather than being set by God or biology.

The document describes a culture-wide "disorientation" that serves to "cancel out" the natural difference between man and woman, as well as "destabilise the family as an institution."

Just about 50 years after New York police clashed with gay-rights activists at the Stonewall Inn, the city's police commissioner, James O'Neill, has apologized for the department's raid on that tumultuous night in 1969.

Department officials had expressed regret about the aggressive crackdown in the past, but they had never gone so far as to apologize for the raid, until now.

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The federal Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to roll back an Obama-era policy intended to protect transgender people from discrimination in health care.

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Officials at the University of Mount Union have ended their 150 year affiliation with the United Methodist Church over renewed bans on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage. 

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Several people identifying as transgender and gay went before an Ohio Senate committee Wednesday to tell their stories of discrimination.

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Decades-long relationships between Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio Wesleyan University and the United Methodist Church are or may be ending.  

Peter Nunn is 32 and he's happy. He lives just outside Atlanta with his husband Monte, his dog Amelie, and their cat Hollow.

The dining room is decorated with a photo gallery wall of family — his husband dancing with his mother at their wedding and pictures of the couple. But it took a long time and work to get to a place where Nunn said he accepted and loved himself.

As a gay man, Nunn said, his father tried to change him.

The Supreme Court has accepted three cases that ask whether federal anti-discrimination laws should apply to sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, putting the court on track to consider high-profile LGBTQ issues after its next term begins this fall.

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