With June being Pride month, perhaps it was suitable timing for members of Hilliard City Council to vote Monday night to approve multiple pieces of legislation designed to provide protection against discrimination to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
See also, “Hilliard Pride at Station Park”.
Council approved legislation protecting individuals against unlawful discriminatory practices in housing, employment, or public accommodation due to being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Copies of the entire legislation can be read in the council agenda.
Violations of the ordinances can carry both civil and criminal penalties.
Similar ordinances have previously been passed in the cities of Columbus, Bexley, Worthington, and Westerville, banning discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations
based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, genetic information, military status, or pregnancy.