Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Attorney General's office says it's reviewing a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Lambda Legal on behalf of four transgender people who want the genders on their birth certificates changed to properly reflect their identities. 

Late on Friday night, with President Trump's previous ban still tied up in the courts, the administration announced new restrictions on transgender troops serving in the military.

  • Transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria are disqualified from military service, except under limited circumstances.

A judge's custody ruling opens up the possibility a transgender teen in Hamilton County will receive hormone therapy despite his parents' opposition.

A visiting judge expects to rule next month in a legal battle over what kind of therapy a transgender boy in Hamilton County should receive. 

Updated at 7:25 p.m.

President Trump has signed a memo implementing his new policy on transgender people serving in the armed forces.

A senior White House official told reporters that no transgender individuals will be allowed to join the armed services unless and until the secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security recommend otherwise.

Transgender members of the U.S. military would be subject to removal at Defense Secretary James Mattis' discretion — and the service would bar transgender people from enlisting, under new White House guidelines for the Pentagon. President Trump announced the ban via a tweet last month.

Rough details of the guidelines were confirmed by NPR's Tom Bowman after the White House plan for the Pentagon was reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Ohio Public Radio

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators have expressed surprise at President Trump's announcement that he will bar transgender people from serving in the military.

A New Generation Overthrows Gender

May 2, 2017

Max, age 13, is agender — neither male nor female. When referring to Max, you don't use "he" or "she;" you use "they."

Columbus City Council is considering legislation to ban the use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBTQ youth. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County judge has ruled the Columbus man accused of killing a transgender woman is not competent to stand trial.

Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution prohibiting municipal employees from making non-essential trips to North Carolina in response to that state’s law requiring people to use bathrooms based on the gender on that person's birth certificate.

Franklin County Commission employees won't be traveling to North Carolina or Mississippi on official business anymore.

Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to consider a ban on unnecessary travel by city employees to North Carolina in protest of that state's recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use.

The owner of a Cincinnati restaurant is apologizing for what he now says was a crude joke about former olympic champion Bruce Jenner's transition to becoming a woman. 

The family is reunited again, but the mother of a 15-year old transgender teen whose disappearance over the weekend sparked a 3-day search says she is disappointed in the way the Columbus police handled the case.  

The City of Cincinnati is now offering health insurance to municipal employees and their spouses that will cover transgender surgeries.

State To Resume Hormone Treatments for Transgender Inmate

Apr 2, 2014

A federal judge has ordered Ohio to restore hormone treatment to a transgender inmate who sued after her treatments were stopped.