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Stand Your Ground, Red Flag Law Both On Table For 2019

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Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) said he’s open to discussing two high-profile gun laws when the General Assembly returns next year, the “Stand Your Ground” bill and the “red flag law.” These two issues caused a rift among members of the House and Senate, along with Gov. John Kasich. The “Stand Your Ground” bill… Read More

Republicans Eager To Move “Stand Your Ground” Through Ohio Senate

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The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee plans to pass the “Stand Your Ground” bill by the end of the week. The bill would make it easier for someone to use lethal force in self-defense by removing the duty to retreat in cases where a person feels threatened. Opponents have said the bill, HB228, would make… Read More

Opponents Say Pastor Protection Act Extends Opportunities To Discriminate

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A bill that sponsors say ensures religious freedom when it comes to marriage ceremonies is moving through the Ohio Legislature. However opponents are urgently trying to stop the so-called “Pastor Protection Act”, saying it overreaches and creates more opportunities to discriminate. The bill, HB36, says faith leaders do not have to perform a marriage ceremony that goes against their religious… Read More