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Requiring only men to register for the draft is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

The Military Selective Service Act states that men in the U.S. ages 18 through 25 must register in case the country needs a military draft. Women face no such requirement. On Friday, a federal judge in Texas ruled that a males-only draft violates the equal protection provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Tina Maharath
Tina Maharath

A newly-elected state senator says she faced discrimination from Statehouse security while attending her first women’s caucus meeting.

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A bill that sponsors say ensures religious freedom when it comes to marriage ceremonies is moving through the Ohio Legislature. However opponents are urgently trying to stop the so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” saying it overreaches and creates more opportunities to discriminate.

The Harvard University admissions trial comes to a close on Friday. At the heart of this controversial federal lawsuit is the question of just how much a school can consider race in admissions.

The plaintiff, a group called Students for Fair Admissions, has accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. It argues the school considers race too much, forcing Asian-Americans to meet a higher bar to get in.

Clergy Members Allege Discrimination By Columbus Police

Oct 22, 2018
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Members of the clergy in Columbus are demanding changes regarding allegations of a climate of discrimination in its police department.

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Cuyahoga County council members will soon decide whether to approve legislation that adds legal protections for LGBTQ residents.

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Facebook became embroiled in another controversy Tuesday, after the American Civil Liberties Union accused the company of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work.

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Members of a black sorority are suing a Cleveland restaurant and staff members who they say racially discriminated against them by calling the police.

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) in the Ohio House Chambers.
Ohio House

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) has asked Gov. John Kasich to intervene in a discrimination complaint she filed with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

Columbus Public Safety Director has cleared an African-American police officer of three allegations of misconduct.

Ohio State University's William Oxley Thompson Library.
Ohio State University

Ohio State University has announced the creation of a centralized office for responding to sexual- and gender-based harassment, violence and other types of discrimination and harassment.

An Ohio State researcher released a study showing black boys' sense of safety in Columbus differs with the racial makeup of their surroundings. The study used smart phones and text messages to assess how participants felt.

Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), on the right, says she was unfairly screened by Ohio Statehouse security.
Ohio House

An internal review of Ohio Statehouse security found no unprofessional conduct or bias during interactions with an African-American state lawmaker who was trying to enter the building. But she says the report glosses over the bigger issue.

An Akron-area state representative has filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission over how security has treated her at the Statehouse.

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) in the Ohio House Chambers.
Ohio House

Two-term African-American state Rep. Emilia Sykes says she's been talking for more than a year about being discriminated against by Statehouse security. 

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