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| May / June 2003

The Ohio House of Representatives March 13 ratified the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The move, on a 94-1 vote, signals that Ohio now officially embraces the end of slavery. Though Cincinnati Republican Tom Brinkman Jr. was the lone dissenting vote, the debate featured several Republicans speaking against ratification, arguing that the amendment violates states? rights.

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