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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ohio Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Amendment Doesn't Nix Domestic Violence Laws

COLUMBUS (TDB) -- Breaking news with the full-text of a major legal decision: The Ohio Supreme Court ruled(pdf) that a state domestic violence law was not gutted by the 2004 constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage. The portion of the law that was under legal attack involved couples living together outside matrimony, and questioned whether a punch or scratch or shove, or other physical assault, delivered in such a relationship still was a criminal act. The Supreme Court said it is.

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