Ohio is an Iroquoian word meaning "good river." The name refers to
the Ohio River that forms its southern border. Eight U.S. presidents hailed from Ohio.
The nickname of Ohio is "Mother of Presidents".
Ohio is a major producer of machines, tires and rubber products, steel, processed
foods, tools, and other manufactured goods and is the site of the invention of the
airplane, resulting from the experiments of the Wright brothers in Dayton. As part
of the Corn Belt, agriculture also plays an important role in the state's economy.
In addition, Ohio's historical attractions, varying landscapes, and recreational
opportunities are the basis for a thriving tourist industry.
Ohio's capital is Columbus.
Ohio Gay Issues:
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned marriage and
other forms of partnership recognition for same-sex couples
2004 – Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage and other forms of
partnership recognition for same-sex couples.
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
but apply to only household members
Has no sodomy laws.
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Appellate courts have ruled that state adoption law does NOT permit second-parent adoption.
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based in
sexual orientation or gender identity
Some Ohio Cities:
Akron - Alliance - Avon - Cambridge - Canton - Cincinnati - Cleveland
Columbus - Dayton - Delaware - Fairborn - Findlay - Franklin - Glendale
Greenhills - Hamilton - Holland - Indian Hill - Kent - Lakewood - Lancaster
Lebanon - Liberty Township - Madison - Marion - Medina - Middletown - Monroe
New Lebanon - Oakwood - Oxford - Sandusky - Springboro - Springfield
Toledo - Troy - Wadsworth - Waynesville - Westerville - Wooster - Yellow Springs
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