Lucas County commissioners yesterday unanimously approved an employment policy that forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The commissioners also passed a resolution supporting a bill being considered by the Ohio legislature that would broaden those protections statewide. Both resolutions were supported by Kim Welters, a program manager at Equality Ohio. She said Lucas County is now one of the few counties in Ohio with such a policy.
The resolution only affects workers employed by the county and does not affect the county s benefits policies.