The Ohio senate, by one vote, passed senate bill 5. This mirrors Governor Walker of Wisconsin's bill that strips allot of collective bargaining rights. Here's from an AOL blog about what it does:
"Here's what we know about SB 5:
It would limit collective bargaining rights for public employees, including teachers, police officers and firefighters. In its original version, SB 5 included a ban on collective bargaining. After several days of protests at the Ohio statehouse, Senate Republicans agreed to amend SB 5. The bill now permits union negotiations for wages, hours and working conditions, but still bans collective bargaining for benefits. It also eliminates binding arbitration and prohibits public employees from going on strike.
It revises the process for contract disputes. Under SB 5, elected officials at the state and local levels would be given the authority to resolve contract disputes with public employees.
Thousands could be affected. Northern Ohio's The Morning Journal reports that 350,000 workers would be impacted by SB 5's changes if it becomes law."
The biggest two is obviously weakens collective bargaining from any public worker in the state, from city to county to state. As listed it effects police, firefighters, teachers, etc. and makes these employees going on strike A CRIME. Thats wrong in many ways IMO. Especially since it makes it so these politicians an heavily cut their pay, take away their retirement pention, heavily water down or even nearly take away their insurance and they can't do a darn thing.
But another bombshell in this bill is it full-on bans homosexual marriage here in Ohio:
"Sec. 3101.01 of S.B. 5: … A marriage may only be entered into by one man and one woman. Any marriage between persons of the same sex is against the strong public policy of this state. Any marriage between persons of the same sex shall have no legal force or effect in this state and, if attempted to be entered into in this state, is void ab initio and shall not be recognized by this state. The recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of a legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of this state. Any public act, record or judicial proceeding of this state, as defined in section 9.82 of the Revised Code, that extends the specific statutory benefits of legal marriage to non-marital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is void."
I don't see why it's so bad for homosexual people to marry. We are going BACKWARDS on rights here in the US. Its a complete shame...
I am glad people are protesting in Columbus and other parts of the state.