Percentage of people who are gay: 3.6%
Total gay population in the state: 415,592
Ohio has come a long way since legalizing sexual activity between people of the same sex way back in 1972. Now, a family which is headed by a gay couple is even afforded the same protection that any other family would receive under the law of the state. Whether a homosexual person is in a relationship, married or even single, the person has the right of adoption as well. Unfortunately, despite these advances, Ohio is yet to enact statewide protection from discrimination against a person’s sexual orientation, with only state employment offering that kind of protection.