Democratic Congresswomen Rally In Columbus For Women’s Issues

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Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the Democrats in Columbus on Tuesday to rally support for bills to require equal pay for women and raising the minimum wage.
7:31AM
June
4, 2014

A bus stop to rally support for equal pay for women and raising the minimum wage made a stop in Columbus on Tuesday.

Christian Group Wants Ohio Voters to Show ID

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8:31AM
May 30, 2014

The Ohio Christian Alliance says it will begin collecting petition signatures for a ballot effort if state lawmakers balk at a bill to require a state-issued photo ID at the polls.

ACLU, Others Sue Over Ohio’s Early Voting Rules

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The American Civil Liberties Union and others sue Ohio's elections chief over voting limits.
2:41PM
May 1, 2014

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Ohio’s elections chief over limits on when voters can cast an early ballot in the perennial battleground state.

Gay Marriage Activists Will Wait Despite Ballot Board Ruling

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The proposed amendment is not related to a federal judge's recent decision ordering Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.
7:30AM
April
23, 2014

Ian James with the group FreedomOhio says there’s not enough time to get the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters this November.

GOP Chair Denies Involvement In Libertarian Challenge

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Ohio GOP chair Matt Borges says neither he nor his party were involved in two recent protests regarding the signatures that put two Libertarians on the May primary ballot.
10:56AM
March 18, 2014

The leader of the Ohio Republican Party says neither he nor his party had any involvement with recent protests regarding the signatures that put two Libertarians on the May primary ballot.

State Lawmakers Pull “Religious Freedom” Bill

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Ohio Reps. Bill Patmon (left) and Tim DIckerson recently held a press conference to announce the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They now say they've pulled the bill from consideration.
8:22AM
February 27, 2014

The bill’s sponsors say their measure was intended to protect Ohioans’ ability to exercise their religious beliefs, but they’ve withdrawn it after comparisons to a hotly-debated bill in Arizona.

Abortion Battle Might Dominate 2014 Ohio Election

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The battle over abortion could be at the center of the 2014 Ohio election.
11:27AM
January 23, 2014

The controversy over abortion continues as states adopt measures to restrict it, including Ohio, where several controversial abortion bills were passed and signed into law last year. Now it appears abortion might be on the front burner in this year’s election.

Gay Marriage Supporters Say Poll Shows They Could Win At Ballot

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A group trying to overturn Ohio’s ban on gay marriage says a new poll shows most Ohioans would vote to pass their proposed amendment.
8:18AM
December
20, 2013

Freedom to Marry says their new poll shows Ohioans are increasingly supportive of gay marriage. But some conservatives are skeptical of the new numbers.

Political Parties Have Different Take-Aways From Election Results

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The Ohio GOP, the Ohio Democratic Party, and the leader of the Portage County Tea Party all see hopeful messages in this week's election results.
8:33AM
November 8, 2013

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same could be true with this week’s election results.