Lesbian Couple's Family Denied Season Pass to Ohio City Pool
On the Parks and Recreation page for the city of Galion, Ohio's website that describes the municipal pool, they promise "to provide you and your family with a full serve, safe, quality aquatic center operation." That is, unless your family has same-sex spouses.
When Melody Mohn of the Ohio city of Galion, located 60-miles from Columbus, called to apply for a family pass to the city's public pool, her request was denied. The reasoning? Mohn is raising her three children with her lesbian partner, and the city will only issue passes to families with a mother, a father and up to three children.
Mohn, who had been issued a family pass for past summer seasons, contacted local officials.
"I just figured they would realize it was an old ordinance and give me permission right away," said Mohn. "I mean, it's a pool pass."
City officials are standing by the ordinance as written, however.
According to WTVN radio, a family pass to the city's pool would cost $120. Now each individual visit will cost Mohn $16. This cost of swimming will add up. "We would come almost every day," Mohn says.