Ohio Public Radio
12:52 am
Tue November 18, 2008

The push to expand civil rights

Columbus, OH – About 100 religious leaders across Ohio are pushing for an expansion of the state's civil rights law that bans discrimination in housing, hiring, public accomodations and credit. In addition to the current ban on discrimination based on race, gender, nationality and religion, they want to add sexual orientation. It's an idea that's been around for decades but has never passed the Ohio Legislature. And a group of other religious activists hope to keep it that way. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.