Source: ohiocapitaljournal.com 12/4/23
A new bill in the Ohio House aiming to punish sexual grooming may have vague enough language that it harms LGBTQ+ youth, some advocates worry.
Community is essential for many LGBTQ+ teens. Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) aims to provide that by holding educational programming and discussion groups.
“They’re looking for those mentorship-type relationships that all of us need,” said Erin Upchurch, KYC executive director.
But now, Upchurch fears a new bill in the Ohio House may target her organization.
“The whole idea of it being so vague — it’s so dangerous and irresponsible,” Upchurch said.
The bill repeals the prohibition on a civil registrant for living within 1,000 feet of any school premises
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