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Group to collect signatures to ban discrimination of Ohioans based on sexual orientation
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:37 PM EDT
A group pushing to have voters overturn Ohio's gay marriage ban says it is also collecting signatures to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and housing.
The initiated statute effort takes time and multiple steps, starting with the group needing to collect roughly 116,000 valid signatures to get the idea before state lawmakers.
The General Assembly then would have four months to act on the proposed law. Depending on that outcome, another petition could be circulated to get the proposal before voters.
James' announcement Friday came the same day a federal judge said he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.