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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - OH: LGBTQIA Issues

Fourteen Ohio cities have comprehensive non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to encourage those in the transgender community who haven't made themselves public to step forward. And some say there is a great need to ensure that transgender Ohioans, along with those who are lesbian, gay or bisexual

Ohio's rate of new HIV infections is slightly higher than the national average. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has the resources needed to stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but according to new research from the Center for Community Solutions, there's no one steering the ship. Despite advances in treating and preventing the disease, the report finds about 4,000 Ohioans are

Jim Obergefell (center) of Cincinnati will be a guest of honor at the State of the Union address. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

CINCINNATI, Ohio – An Ohioan who was a key player in the fight for marriage equality will be a guest of honor as President Barack Obama delivers his last State of the Union address tonight (Tues.). Jim Obergefell of Cincinnati will join other invited guests to sit alongside First Lady Michell

A new report finds conversion therapy can cause serious psychological harm among children and young adults. Credit: Henry B. Jones/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 10 months since an Ohio transgender girl took her own life after undergoing conversion therapy, and evidence is building against the use of the controversial practice. The story of Leelah Alcorn went viral, drawing attention to the dangers of the mental health pract

PHOTO: Marriage equality supporters in Ohio are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision they believe will strike down Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Fibonaci Blue/Flickr.<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to announce a decision that could open the door to same-sex marriage in Ohio. The court is ruling on a case that challenges the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in several states, including the Buckeye State. Christopher Geggie, cam

PHOTO: Two lawsuits from Ohio were among six same-sex marriage cases heard before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Photo credit: WMMO.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A U.S. Court of Appeals in Ohio was the latest battleground in the fight over marriage equality. On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments in six same-sex marriage cases from four states. Two lawsuits involve Ohio couples seeking recogni

PHOTO: June is

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While acceptance of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community has grown in Ohio over the years, local activists observing "Pride Month" say their fight continues for equal rights. Bringing marriage equality to the state is an important issue, said Karla Rothan, executive

IMAGE: World AIDS Day is being marked this week in Ohio, and an event in Cleveland will raise awareness about the continued HIV/AIDS epidemic.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – AIDS first came to light 30 years ago, and events this week in Ohio are drawing attention to the continuing epidemic. Better investments in treatment and research are helping the tens of thousands of Ohioans with HIV/AIDS to lead productive lives, but newly diagnosed cases c

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