The original law from 2016, which required people to use bathrooms matching the sex identified on their birth certificates, was replaced in 2017; but it’s far from perfect. The new law prohibits the creation of new local anti-discrimination ordinances until 2020. Opponents argue this prevents LGBT people from seeking new protections.
The influx of gay couples from primarily homosexual neighborhoods, to more commonly associated heterosexual neighborhoods, is having a positive impact on the diversification of suburbia.
Following the lead of Cincinnati, Lakewood City, Ohio has proposed an ordinance that would ban conversion therapy in an attempt to protect LGBT youth.