Ohioans voted for Donald Trump because they felt that they were left behind by economic change and no one cared for them. Meanwhile, their state politicians believe this is the best use of their legislative time.
This is why America is going — and will continue to go — to hell in a handbasket. Wedge issues such as gun control, abortion, transgender bathroom access, gay marriage, creationism, etc., have no bearing on one’s ability to provide for his/her family now and in the long term.
Never underestimate the ability of politicians — of all stripes — to sell out the things that make America great, for short-term political gain. Never underestimate the ability of American citizens to vote for them again and re-elect them nonetheless.