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University Policies & State Laws

University Policies that pertain to sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity expression:


Same-sex couples now have a constitutional right to marry; however, LGBTQ+ people in the state of Ohio still face legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBTQ+ 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.