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Standing With LGBTQ+ Ohioans

All Ohioans should be able to live their lives safely, with dignity, and free from discrimination or fear. Tim is a proud cosponsor of the Equality Act, which would strengthen legal protections for LGBTQ+ Ohioans and ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment, health care, and more.

Tim is committed to making sure LGBTQ+ youth can grow, learn, and thrive in a safe environment, which is why he’s supported legislation to end harmful practices like conversion therapy, and combat bullying and harassment in schools and on college campuses.

Tim recognizes the courage and sacrifice it takes to step up and serve our country, and he’s working to ensure that LGBTQ+ Americans who serve are able to do so, and to be treated equally and with respect. He voted to end the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military, and is working to make sure LGBTQ+ veterans can get the health care they need by working across the aisle to establish a Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Veterans within the VA. 

Finally, he recognizes the critical role that the judiciary plays in safeguarding the rights of all Ohioans. As Senator, he will carefully consider every judicial nominee’s record and positions when it comes to ensuring that our LGBTQ+ friends and loved ones enjoy equal protections under the law.