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Ohio House Approves Dating Violence Bill

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The Ohio House has approved a bipartisan bill allowing victims of dating violence to seek a protective order against an alleged perpetrator. The bill updates current law that only recognizes violence between spouses, family members, and those living together. Backers say Ohio and Georgia are the only states that fail to cover dating violence victims . The proposal gives victims access to domestic violence shelters and requires the Ohio Attorney General's Office to include information in its victim's bill of rights pamphlet

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