Civil Rights

U.S. House votes to remove Equal Rights Amendment obstacle

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty...

Supporters: Student religious liberty bill protects all students

Supporters of a bill to further “clarify” students' rights to exercise their faith said Tuesday that the bill is a protection for those of...

Dem wants drivers to keep their eyes on the road

It wasn’t that long ago, Rep. Mary Lightbody pointed out to her colleagues, that cell phones had one basic use ⁠— for calling people. The...

Homeless advocate takes Akron’s ‘tent city’ rejection to Ohio Supreme Court

An Akron man is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to intervene in the city’s refusal to allow him to host an encampment for homeless...

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...

Ohio Fairness Act fills hearing room with advocates, business groups

It wasn’t the many hordes of people that crowded into a Statehouse hearing room that got people’s attention on Tuesday. It wasn’t even the...

Conversion therapy is a discredited practice. Ohio hired its advocate as...

The Ohio Department of Health hired a conversion therapy advocate to serve as its expert witness in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the...

Musician sings of struggles as lawmakers highlight bills that would help...

The story sung by Paisha Thomas inside the Ohio Statehouse atrium tells of a hard-working mother. She has three kids, and is stuck picking...

Supporters of Ohio Fairness Act: ‘We need this legislation’

After being rescheduled because of the education bill fight, supporters are once again scheduled to make their arguments for an anti-LGBTQ discrimination bill in...

House member lacks the facts when asked about proposed border wall...

State Rep. John Becker is a big supporter of spending more government money on border security. He’s less interested in doing the homework to...
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