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As voters go to the polls on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will be revisiting the 2008 collapse of the housing market, and the resulting drop in property values and property tax revenue. At issue are two cases testing whether Miami can sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America under the Fair Housing Act for alleged racial discrimination in mortgage terms and foreclosures.

Specifically, the city of Miami alleges that the banks discriminated against black and Latino homeowners in terms and fees.

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Chillicothe residents will meet tonight to discuss a measure banning LGBT discrimination in the city. But, not everyone is pleased with the first draft of the ordinance.

Allegations of Racial Discrimination by Columbus Police

Aug 4, 2016
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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has charged the Columbus police for failing to act on complaints of racism and discrimination within the division. The issue comes at a time when minority recruiting and community policing are becoming more popular ways for police departments to ease racial tensions.

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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is alleging the Columbus Police Department moved slowly to investigate charges of racist behavior by a white officer.

Next Steps After SCOTUS Marriage Decision

Jul 8, 2015
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Same-sex marriage advocates celebrated a landmark victory with the recent Supreme Court decision, but many believe there is still work to be done. For example, twenty-eight states have no protections for discrimination against LGBT's. Meanwhile, traditional marriage proponents have not given up and want lawmakers to put new protections in place for people with faith-based objections.

Bill May Change Fair Housing Laws

Jun 16, 2015

New proposed legislation in Ohio lowers penalties for some landlords who are accused of discrimination in their rental practices. We look into the legislation involved, and what the implications are for both landlords and possible tenants. 

Ohio State Ex-Band Director Denied Access To Trustee Records

May 29, 2015
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A federal judge has denied fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters broad access to trustees' records that Waters had argued might help prove his gender discrimination case.

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Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law has renewed the debate over whether businesses can use faith to refuse service to gay and transgender customers.

A lesbian couple from Bexley is calling on their city to prohibit discrimination against gays after they say a company refused them service. WOSU looks at the case, local ordinances and whether the rules can be enforced.

11:00 As author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn puts it, women in developing countries have been under-nurtured, underrepresented, and basically discriminated against to death. What can we do about the oppression of women in these countries? This hour we discuss gender equality and what women can do to gain opportunities. Guest