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Ohio Anti-trans Bill Tracker

updated 6.4.24

Gender Affirming Care Ban for Minors & Sports Ban

WHAT IS HB 68?  Ohio House Bill 68 strips away parents' rights to choose medical care backed by every major medical organization in the US, mandates that children already receiving this care be taken off it, and substitutes politician's choice of care (psychological treatment only) for gender dysphoria.

HB 183

Trans School Restroom Ban

Makes it illegal for trans people, teachers and staff to use the bathroom aligning with their gender in primary and secondary schools, universities and technical colleges, putting trans and cis children and adults at risk. Similar to HB 6, there is no statistical evidence showing women are put at risk by trans women in bathrooms. The reverse is overwhelmingly true.

HB 8

Don't Say Gay - Forced School Outing

HB 8 would require school staff to alert parents if a student appears to be questioning their sexuality or gender without exceptions if parents are suspected of abuse.

ASSIGNED TO HOUSE PRIMARY & SECONDARY ED COMMITTEE

HB 240

Chaplain Bill

Allows public schools to employ unlicensed chaplains as counselors and in other roles. How will this affect our students?

PASSED SENATE
AWAITING VOTE IN HOUSE HIGHER ED COM.

SB 83/HB 151

University DEI Prohibitions

The amendment to this bill calls Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs "controversial" alongside climate policy and marriage. SB 83 tramples on academic freedom by giving the state control over what universities can and cannot say, weakens tenure, and limits higher ed strikes. These provisions will handicap Ohio's ability to attract top students and faculty.

COMPLETED SPONSOR HEARING
HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COM.

HB 245

"Peforming While Trans" Ban

Ohio House Bill 245 will make it a felony for trans people to "perform" with children present. This bill equates "obscene" with dressing in clothing inconsistent with one's sex assigned at birth and "strippers" with trans people dressing as themselves. "Dress codes" were weaponized in the mid twentieth century to criminalize LGBTQ people. HB 245 will do the same.

ASSIGNED TO HOUSE state & local govt committee

HB 157

Create Hate Crime Bureau in AG Office

Creates the Bureau of Hate Crimes in the Attorney General's office to shine a light on the growing Nazi, nationalist, extremist threats in Ohio and prosecute hate crimes.

PASSED HOUSE
SENATE ED COMMITTEE
COMPLETED SPONSOR & PROPONENT HEARINGS

HB 214

"Belief" & "Ideals" Prohibitions

This bill prohibits school districts from using statements of "belief," affiliations, ideals, or principles concerning political movements, ideology, or social action when evaluating applicants, staff, or students.

ASSIGNED TO HOUSE PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY COMMITTEE

HB 220

Conversion Therapy Ban