CLEVELAND (AP) -- Two gay Ohio men who say they were arrested and locked up without their trousers have sued over what they call anti-gay bias.
Steven Ondo and Jonathan Simcox filed the federal lawsuit last month against Cleveland and its police and asked for unspecified damages.
They say an off-duty officer who's a neighbor complained about a noisy argument on the street and punched them last April. They were arrested twice, the second time at home while lounging in T-shirts and underpants.
They say they were called an anti-gay slur and were denied the chance to get trousers in jail for a day. Police usually allow cooperative arrested people to retrieve their clothing.
The men were charged with assaulting the officer but were acquitted at trial.
The city said Friday it'll respond to the lawsuit in court.