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In June 2015 in a case originating in Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the right for same-sex couples to marry is constitutionally guaranteed.
Antonio said that once again the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Manufacturers Association and other businesses are supporting the Ohio Fairness Act.
“Employers know these policies are good for business and create opportunity for communities, businesses and workers which can further Ohio as a serious contender in the global economy,” she said in a written release.