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Apparently, this morning Governor Kasich’s office took down the MLK, Jr. resolution he signed on January 12th that incorrectly declared St. Patrick’s Day as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and replaced it with one he signed yesterday that, at least.

Here’s the original resolution, since Governor Kasich’s office took it down:

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Is this what people mean by calling something a “whitewash?”

[UPDATE:]  First, Fark.com, now the Cleveland Plain Dealer picks up our […]

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Outgoing Senator George Voinovich joined Republican Senators Brown (MA), Burr (NC), Collins (ME), Ensign (NV) Murkowski (AK), Kirk (IL) and Snowe (ME) in voting to repeal DADT in a stand-alone bill on Saturday.

How much do you bet that Governor-elect Kasich now doesn’t get the Cleveland Inner Belt named after George Voinovich now?

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Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras wrote a letter to the editor in today’s Boardman News in response to attacks by the Chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party (because the Mahoning County Republican Party apparently doesn’t exist.)

Apparently, the editor of the paper felt that Betras was ignoring an “elephant in the room” so he decided to add this “special” comment at the end of Betras’ letter:

Yes, what kind of message does it send to have the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee come into our community, with children present, and speak […]

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Okay, so it turns out last week’s pronouncement that Kasich’s income tax repeal was dead was premature.

It turns out that there are two different ways Kasich talks about his own policy.  When he’s at a MSM media covered event or being interviewed by the MSM, he just talks about “reducing spending so that we may be able to cut taxes.”  But, apparently, when he’s on conservative talk radio, like he was on Friday, Kasich still “braves” to actually talk about repeal—even though he is afraid to use that term to a wider, less conservative audience.

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I caught some of this on Maddow last night:

And then I learned from the AP that she hails from Findlay, Ohio.

“I intend for my resignation to offer a concrete example of the consequences of a failed law and social policy,” she wrote in her resignation letter, referring to the law against gays serving openly in the military.

She said she will work through her studies and political activism to win repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law and would apply to return to West Point in the 2011-2012 academic year if that happens […]

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Governor Ted Strickland succeeded in getting new regulations that clarify that state employees can use family leave time to attend to “significant others” included partners in same-sex relationships.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR)- a bipartisan legislative committee (and is chaired by a Republican) that reviews and holds limited veto power over administrative rule changes passed the Strickland proposal with virtually no debate.

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued new regulations that also clarified that unmarried, same-sex partners also may benefit from the Family Medical Leave Act when their partner […]

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(HT: Stuff Queer People Need to Know)

The documentary In the States has recently produced its segment regarding Ohio:

From the gay marriage ban in 2004 to passing HB 167 in the Ohio House, we’ve made significant strides in GLBT issues.

Equality Ohio has not given up the fight to have the State Senate take up HB 167.  However, it was assigned by Senate President Bill Harris to the Senate Rules Committee in he chairs.  It has been given no hearings since assigned there last September.

In the final week of […]

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The Gay Peoples Chronicle reports that a hearing was held to adding the term “significant other” to Ohio’s Administrate Codes dealing with family and bereavement leave for state employees.

The definition, according to Equality Ohio, identifies a “significant other” as “one who stands in place of a spouse and who resides with the employee.”

Governor Strickland was the first Ohio Governor to issue an executive order that prohibited employment discrimination by the State on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  He was a strong supporter of HB 176 which would have added sexual orientation […]

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I’m working on signing this kid up to blog here at PB as we speak:

Heh. Great kid. If I knew how to get in touch I’d send him a PB tee to wear at school.

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Behold the power of faith and the miracle that is the modern day Catholic Church:

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn’t change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.

We’d rather hurt the poor, the underprivileged, the lesser among us, than to deal with teh gay. We’re willing to hang those we serve out to dry in order to continue […]

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Change you can believe in:

WASHINGTON ? The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration’s outreach to diverse communities.

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