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House Democrats Celebrate Pride Month, Oppose Recent Anti-Trans Legislation

June 1, 2023
C. Allison Russo News

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today recognizes Pride Month and Ohio’s LGBTQ+ vibrant and diverse community:

“June is the time to celebrate Ohio’s diverse and amazing LGBTQ+ community. While we should spend this month celebrating the contributions that the LGBTQ+ community has made to our state and country, we must also focus on the threats against the community as a whole,” said Leader Russo. “Anti-LGBTQ+ legislation has been introduced in Ohio, and throughout the United States, in what has been an alarming trend targeting American civil rights. House Democrats will oppose any legislation that discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community and will be tirelessly working to protect minority communities so that everyone has the freedom and opportunity to thrive.” 

Anti-trans legislation such as the Anti-Trans Sports Ban (House Bill 6), Ban on Gender Affirming Care (House Bill 68), and the Trans Bathroom Discrimination Act (House Bill 183) have been introduced in Ohio. These bills would destroy Ohioans civil rights and set our state backwards, jeopardizing the work activists, citizens, and leaders have done to make Ohio a welcoming and safe state for all.