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UPDATED 06/15/24

IMPORTANT DATES

We are still looking for help at Reynoldsburg Pride and Youngstown Pride on June 22. Sign up below!

There are NO HEARINGS on bills affecting Ohio's LGBTQ Community during the week of June 16!

See House and Senate Session notes below for Call to Actions this week!

June 26
LAST ohio House Session before Summer Break!*
@ 2pm in House Chamber, Ohio Statehouse

***HB 183 (Statewide bathroom ban for transgender students!)
POSSIBLE HOUSE FLOOR VOTE during House Session***

TAKE ACTION on HB 183:
Call your representative and Speaker Stephens to tell them "VOTE NO on HB 183!"

June 26
LAST Ohio Senate Session before Summer Break!
@ 1:30pm in Senate Chamber, Ohio Statehouse

We are watching HB 8, Ohio's "Don't say Gay/Don't say Trans" and "Forced outing" Bill. HB 8 is currently in the Senate Education Committee awaiting a vote. A favorable committee vote during the week of June 23rd could possibly send it to the Senate Floor and DeWine's desk on June 26.

TAKE ACTION on HB 8:
CALL your State Senator and members of the Senate Education Committee! Tell them "VOTE NO on HB 8!"

Wednesday, JUNE 18 @ NOON
Honesty for Ohio Education Teams - NEW MEMBER Orientation

Meet like-minded parents and mentors to prepare for and fight book bans, anti-trans policies, disruptive "right to evangelize public school kids" release programs, and curriculum capture.

Thursday, June 27 @ 7 pm (4th Thursdays of the month)
Honesty for Ohio Education Team Meeting

Meet with area Honesty Teams to share updates and news about your school, respond to new and emerging education issues, and learn helpful community organizing skills to prepare for and fight book bans, anti-trans policies, disruptive "right to evangelize public school kids" release programs, and curriculum capture.

JULY 15 @ 9 am
Hearing on the merits of ACLU of Ohio's lawsuit against the State of Ohio regarding HB 68 and their request for an injunction

Hearing is open to the public
Courtroom 5B - Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
345 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio

COURT WATCH

HB 68 is currently NOT EFFECTIVE due to a restraining order that is extended until the end of the trial, which is scheduled for 7/15/24 (updated 5/6/24).

Intended EFFECTIVE DATE was 4/24/24.

READ HB 68 as enrolled

MAY 16, 2024- CANCELLED

July 15, 2024 @ 9 am – Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

  • Courtroom 5B – 345 SOUTH HIGH STREET – 5TH FLOOR – COLUMBUS, OH
  • Trial on the merits of ACLU of Ohio’s lawsuit over the unconstitutionality of HB 68 & Hearing on the injunction preventing HB 68 from going into effect

Lawsuit TIMELINE

Find all Franklin County Court of Common Pleas lawsuit documents by plugging in “Madeline Moe” and Court Case: 24 CV 002481 in the Court’s “Find my Case” search engine.

3/26/24 – ACLU of Ohio files lawsuit in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on the grounds HB 68 violates Ohio’s Constitution

4/16/24 – Temporary Restraining Order barring implementation of H.B. 68 Granted by Judge Holbrook in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

5/2/24 – Court Order scheduling trial for July 15, 2024 @ 9 am on the merits on the merits of ACLU of Ohio’s lawsuit & extension of TRO until the end of that trial.

Please follow ACLU of Ohio and TransOhio for updates.

CALLS TO ACTION

WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS

Community Care Room Hours

Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio

none scheduled

*All Gender Restroom is on the GROUND FLOOR across from the Gift Shop. If our care room is open, we will escort you if you like! Please contact us if you have concerns about your comfort, accessibility, or safety. transalliesofohio@gmail.com