Same-sex marriage has taken the lime-light on the national stage, and Ohio has been no exception to that trend. June will see Cleveland and Columbus embracing and celebrating with the LGBTQ community at those cities' annual Pride festivals. On the political end, activist groups such as Get Equal Ohio have organized a number of rallies, protests, mass weddings and other events to make a statement and grab the attention of politicians.
In attendance at such events has been Ohio State Representative Nickie Antonio, a Democrat from Lakewood and out lesbian. Antonio spoke out at such events regarding her experiences as a mother of two and how she and her partner fit into their community as a couple.