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A Westerville city councilmember says she and her children were targeted at their home because of her support of a new ordinance adding LGBTQ people to the city's nondiscrimination policies. 

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

Late on Friday, Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced he’d join a U. S. Supreme Court case on whether federal civil rights laws protect LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination – and that Ohio would be siding with the states that think they do not.

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."

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

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.

Some Ohio legislators have been trying for years to add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression into the state’s anti-discrimination law.