On December 19, 2018, Governor John Kasich issued Executive Order 2018-12K taking a significant step in ensuring that all Ohioans, including LGBTQ Ohioans, are protected from discrimination in state employment. This executive order explicitly prohibits discrimination in state employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other protected bases such as race, color, religion, age, and disability.
Executive Order 2018-12K builds upon a prior executive order from Governor Kasich which only protected lesbian, gay, and bisexual state employees. Executive Order 2018-12K also restores the protections afforded by Governor Ted Strickland prior to Governor Kasich taking office in 2011.
Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.
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