LGBT New Albany

Bexley videographer is latest to deny services to same-sex couple

A florist in Washington state, a baker in Oregon and a photographer in New Mexico are all among the small-business people who have received nationwide pushback for declining to provide services for the weddings of same-sex couples. Now a videographer in the Columbus area has joined their ranks. Next Door Stories in Bexley has become the subject of a boycott …

Omar Faruk New Albany

Rally seeks Bexley law after videographer refuses to shoot same-sex wedding

There was a huge outcry this month when a Bexley videographer said she wouldn’t shoot a same-sex wedding. People were angry at the woman who said no. Others were upset with the couple for making a big deal about it. The battle has shifted now. The video business has all but disappeared, at least online. The people who wanted to …

New Albany pressed to protect gays from discrimination

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage, LGBT activists are focusing attention on businesses and residences in the fight for equal rights. “It is completely legal for someone to be fired, turned away by an employer or denied housing because of their sexuality or because they’re (transgender),” said Omar Faruk, founder of Wenited.org, a millennial-focused, Columbus-based advocacy group. …

Represent Columbus pushing for ward system on City Council

As Columbus City Council members met inside City Hall this evening, a political group that wants to expand the size of the council by adding members from specific neighborhoods laid out its plan on the steps outside. The grass-roots group — Represent Columbus — is the latest to take on establishing a ward system of government for the city of …

Bexley Pushes Ahead With Legislation Protecting LGBT Community

By Josh Poland & Shelby Croft BEXLEY, Ohio – Bexley City Council is in the beginning stages of drafting anti-discrimination legislation after a lesbian couple claimed they were denied service from a local photographer. The group “Wenited.org” staged a rally before Tuesday evening’s city council meeting to urge council members to move forward with legislation to protect the LGBT community.  The …

Represent Columbus Branding

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Marcus Musante for Congress

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