Communities and campuses vary in terms of the policies around LGBT issues. We recommend viewing Case Western Reserve University's policies on domestic partner benefits (we have them!) and non-discrimination (we include sexual orientation and gender identity!) as well as local and state laws that may affect you.
For years, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County have been home to some of the most inclusive and pro-LGBT local laws in the state. Many describe the rest of Ohio as being in a renaissance in terms of public policy that supports the LGBT community. The statewide advocacy group Equality Ohio has made great strides in recent years of shifting the culture of Ohio to a more inclusive one that celebrates all of its citizens.
Use the links to the left to navigate our online policy resource center.