University Policies that pertain to sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity expression:
- Community Standards
- Statement on JCU Diversity
- Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
- Interpersonal Violence Policy
- Non-Discrimination Policy
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Syllabus Statement on Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Bias
- Title IX
- 2014 Annual Security Report
- Campus Save Act
- Family Education Rights and Protections Act (FERPA)
- Your Health and the Law: A Guide for Teens
Same-sex couples now have a constitutional right to marry; however, LGBT people in the state of Ohio still face legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT residents. It is legal in Ohio to be fired from your job, denied an apartment, or refused service at a business because of your sexual orientation or gender identity.
There are no statewide legal protections against discrimination in the workplace, except within governmental employment.
The state does not allow persons born in the state to amend the sex information on their birth certificates following sex reassignment surgery.
While there is no legal recognition of relationships statewide, domestic partnerships are recognized in certain cities such as Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, Toledo, Athens, Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Yellow Springs, Oberlin, and Cuyahoga County.