OHIO  NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies. OHIO NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. NOW asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity and security, and marriage equality for all.

We need to continue with critical campaigns in the fight for equality:

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There are the two new Ohio Poverty Law Center (OPLC) booklets on The Legal Rights of Unmarried Partners – the self-help manual and the attorney training manual – as well as a one-sheet brochure for the general public. A copy can be found on the OPLC website (where these publications  are accessible online). Please feel free to widely disseminate this information and/or publish the manuals and brochure (or links).  Visit:

In addition, we can provide hard  copies of the manuals free of charge (until we run of our print run of 400 self-help and 200 attorney manuals). In fact, I would like to advertise the availability of free copies of the manuals (upon email request to my assistant Patricia Brown at  Take advantage of this offer.