Savanna Redden
LGBTQIA+Equality

While 4.3% of Ohioans belong to the LGBTQIA+ community,  Ohio's protections against discrimination are some of the worst in the United States. According to the Human Rights Campaign's "State Equality Index", Ohio still does NOT protect against discrimination in the following categories based on sexual orientation or gender identity:

  • Hate Crimes

  • Public Accommodations

  • School Anti-Bullying

  • Education

  • Transgender Healthcare

  • Anti-Conversion Therapy

  • Housing

  • Employment

Savanna is committed to ending anti-LGBTQ+ violence, bullying, and discrimination, and to ensuring that LGBTQ Americans are treated with dignity and respect in their communities, their workplaces, and their schools. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community herself, she believes that everyone is entitled to be their truest self, even if it's not how they were born or perceived at birth. 

 

In contrast, Cincinnati's incumbent Steve Chabot has spent two decades in office opposing marriage equality and legislation that would reduce discrimination. He has voted to strip necessary healthcare away from transgender service members and has never received better than a zero (out of one hundred) on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard. Steve Chabot is no ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Ohio needs a representative who will fight for these protections and ensure that every American, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, has equal access without discrimination. It's past time for new representation.

As Your Congresswoman Savanna will:

  • Defend marriage equality for all and advocate for the removal of Ohio’s provision (section 15.11) that makes it unconstitutional for Ohio to recognize or perform same sex marriages
     

  • Defend the right of gay couples to adopt children
     

  • Support the Equality Act and pass comprehensive anti-discrimination policies that address the lack of protections above
     

  • Fight for equal rights and equal protection under the law for all Americans
     

  • Provide mandatory training to public employees and officials
     

  • Develop and implement LGBTQ+ inclusive public education
     

  • Vote for transgender-affirming health care
     

  • Oppose any future efforts to re-instate the ban on military service by openly gay or trans Americans that President Biden recently reversed
     

  • Strengthen anti-bullying programs for LGBTQ+ youth
     

  • Ban conversion therapy

 

About Savanna's Platform

"I am fighting for every American to have access to affordable, quality health care; to advance criminal justice reform; to demand equality for LGBTQ+ and Black communities; to support our aging population; to lower taxes for working families and small businesses; to raise taxes on the ultra-rich and large corporations; to accelerate pathways to citizenship for immigrants; to address our climate crisis; to bring new jobs and industries to the economy; to make affordable housing a right; to provide higher education to all; to give the public a louder voice than special interests."

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