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How can people voice their opposition to Bill 616?

It’s time to stand up to Ohio’s petty autocrats

Let’s examine the real reasons why the autocratic and authoritarian Republicans in the Ohio Legislature want to pass Bill 616.

Our point of view:Ohio’s LGBTQ kids would be forced to stay in the closet with lawmaker’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ copy

First, they are tired of people of color claiming their right to to be taught history and recognized in a variety of settings.

Second, homosexuals must back to the closet and close the door.

Third, women should be calm, obedient and have nothing to say about their own body.

Fourth, transgender people are just, well, so confusing that it’s best not to talk about it at all.

Porteous:LGBTQ people shouldn’t have to live in a closet to get housing, enjoy freedoms

To those in the silent majority who think this bill is unfair and unfair, who believe that freedom of speech is the beating heart of democracy, it’s time to speak out, write letters, take action and organize against the adoption of this destructive and mean-spirited bill.

Pat Semmelman, Christopher Columbus

Start and pay for your own hate school

To all “Don’t Say Gay” House Bill 616 lawmakers and supporters:

Those who hate diversity and honesty in the upbringing of our children have nothing to do to push their intolerant personal lives. ohio public school diaries where children from all walks of life are welcomed and accepted.

Theodore Decker:With HB 616, Ohio Republicans join Florida on legislative low road

Here is the solution: Leave the public schools in your neighborhood, create your own schools of hatred and intolerance and pay for them yourself.

Share your thoughts:How to Submit a Letter to the Editor for The Columbus Dispatch

Stop expecting to choose the curriculum to fit your personal ideologies.

Stop working to destroy Ohio’s public school system, where children from all walks of life learn together and understand each other’s differences.

About 616:What’s in Ohio House Bill 616, the divisive concept bill that includes sexual orientation?

Funding for public schools should stay in our public schools, period. Leave the Ohio public schools alone.

Maureen Reedy, Christopher Columbus

Invest in practices that rejuvenate the land, support the harvest

The 2023 Farm Bill is just around the corner, giving us the opportunity to reflect on historical data, observe current challenges, and maximize future opportunities.

As a citizen of the great state of Ohio, I am fortunate to have Senator Sherrod Brown on the agriculture committee. The work our great senator has done so far has greatly benefited our communities.

Urban farm:An urban hilltop farm to open a farmer’s market and provide more learning for low-income families

Now I would like to invite the senator to co-sponsor the Agricultural Resilience Actthat sets the stage for the farm bill to engage farmers in the solution to climate change by reducing greenhouse gases.

Pat Byrnes-he's not entirely wrong

As a first generation beginning farmer, I believe we need to invest for the long term sustainable methods in agriculture and helping those ready to step up to the frontlines for America’s food security.

It is essential that we invest in practices that rejuvenate the land and support abundance at harvest.

Greenhouse gas:Ohio State, Landfill and Brewery Among County’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitters

By co-sponsoring the Agriculture Resilience Act, Senator Brown could help citizens and farmers like me fight climate change, strengthen the food web, revive local and regional markets, restore entire ecosystems, and feed our communities.

Joshua Couch, Miamisburg

Pat Byrnes-he's not entirely wrong