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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Ohio gay marriage ban at center of domestic violence challenge
CBOmt
By M.R. KROPKO
Associated Press Writer


CLEVELAND (AP) - Darnell Forte is accused of slapping a woman he lived with. To try to get a domestic violence charged overturned, his lawyer has raised a wider issue, claiming a conflict between Ohio's new constitutional amendment defining marriage and the state's domestic violence law.

Opponents of the amendment banning gay marriage, among the nation's broadest, feared the measure would be used to try to curtail all sorts of rights for unmarried people, and they say the domestic violence case in Cleveland is one such attempt.

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