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Data snapshot shows same-sex couples are living throughout Ohio
Gay couples gravitate to cities like Columbus, Cleveland and Lakewood that offer them legal protections, but some small towns have higher proportions
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Grant Stancliff of Equality Ohio says data shows that communities with the best LGBT protections have larger communities.
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Census data shows Columbus, Cleveland and Lakewood are the large cities in Ohio with the highest proportion of households with same-sex couples. But some smaller Ohio cities have a higher proportion of gay couples, according to a snapshot by Community Research Partners.

Grant Stancliff of Equality Ohio says many such cities have local ordinances that protect the LGBT community against discrimination.

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“Though Ohio doesn’t have any statewide protections in terms of anti-discrimination laws protecting people from being fired, kicked out of their homes or refused service at a restaurant, certain cities have taken it upon themselves to implement local ordinances,” Stancliff said.

Community Research also ranked the top five smaller cities and villages. The Ohio city with the largest proportion of same sex couples, 35 for every 1,000 households, was Yellow Springs, a Southwestern Ohio town with a population under 5,000. Stancliff says the data shows that people do not need to go to a big city to find an LGBT community.

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“I think it provides a high-level overview that no matter where you live in Ohio, you have a neighbor, you have a doctor, the person down the street, the person who is checking you out at the grocery store or bagging your groceries even who may be LGBT," Stancliff says. "It’s not just restricted to the major cities in Ohio.”

The Census collected data on same-sex couples for the first time in 2010.

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