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Legal Information: Ohio

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of July 12, 2023

Can I get a protection order against my same-sex partner?

In Ohio, you may apply for a protection order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to file for a protection order? You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Ohio?

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