Memorandum of Amicus Curiae Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. In Support of Appellee State of Ohio
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This brief argues that the plain language of Ohio's anti-gay constitutional amendment does not reach the domestic violence law because the anti-gay amendment prohibits only the creation of a "legal status" (which has a specific and limited meaning under Ohio law) that intends to approximate marriage. The domestic violence law neither creates a legal status nor intends to approximate marriage.