Ohio Queers is a new feature that will focus on lgbt-related legislation that is currently being debated at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, and other gay-centric news happening in the state at large.
State Bill 5, a bill that would completely overhaul collective bargaining and diminish the power of labor unions in this state, is currently heading through the Ohio Senate. If passed it would not only affect the pensions and wages of Ohio public employees (including schools and universities), but language in the bill would impact current and future domestic partner benefits for LGBT employees that exist because of collective bargaining.
Equality Ohio and may other labor unions have been protesting the bill across the state for the past few weeks and will be holding another big protest tomorrow at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, starting at 1 p.m. A committee hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
You can read more about the controversy surrounding State Bill 5 at the Columbus Dispatch.