Thursday, March 24, 2005

Good Call Guys...

Ohio's ban on gay marriage looks like it will cause them some headaches. Because the state is not allowed to recognize relationships other than a marriage between a man and a woman, domestic violence charges cannot be used against unmarried couples.

Ohio judge: Gay marriage ban prohibits domestic violence charges against single people

H/T Faerietales.

3 comments:

Smoke Eater said...

That (at least to my eyes) should not mean (however) that an un-married person couldn't press assault charges. Granted it would not be "spousal abuse" or a domestic charge, but assault is assault, right?

Miguel said...

Damn those gay people--always gettin' in the way of God-fearing wife-beaters.

Dudesdad said...

Assault works well. It seems when we loose our pat little catagories we tend to think all is lost...it's not. We've created laws and catagories that make no sense and have no purpose.
Besides, if someone is in an abusive relationship, is unmarried and stays in that relationship,,,,,,,,perhaps it's mental, not legal help that is needed/