On This Day: February 6th, 2004

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On This Day: February 6th, 2004

February 6th, 2004

Governor Bob Taft signed H.B. 272, also known as the Defensive of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law. The law defines marriage as being between one woman and one man. Nine months later, on November 2, state voters approved an amendment to the Ohio constitution that reaffirmed this definition.


  • Shuler, Pete. “Spreading Cincinnati’s Intolerance Statewide.” 13 October 2004. http://www.citybeat.com, 19 May 2010.
  • Taft, Bob. “Taft Statement on DOMA.” 8 February 2004.  http://www.enquirer.com, 19 May 2010.
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