Professor Green Testifies Before Ohio House of Representatives Committee in Support of House Bill 160

Professor Matthew W. Green Jr. testified on Wednesday, January 31st before the Ohio House of Representatives’ Government Accountability and Oversight Committee in support of House Bill 160, The Ohio Fairness Act. The act would amend the Ohio Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression among the protected classes the statute currently covers. Professor Green’s testimony focused on the fact that LGBT individuals must often rely on federal law for protection from workplace discrimination because of the lack of explicit protection under Ohio law, and he provided an overview of the status of federal law in this area. Professor Green also fielded inquiries regarding the documented pervasive and persistent discrimination confronting the LGBT community in employment and other areas.

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