Ohio dating laws

If there is an age difference of less than four years between the victim and the perpetrator, then the perpetrator may end up in prison for a total of six months.However, if the perpetrator is a decade or more than the victim, then the perpetrator could face a total of 20 years in prison.

(3) The recognition or extension by the state of the specific statutory benefits of a legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes is against the strong public policy of this state.

Ohio’s age of consent law currently only applies to heterosexual sexual encounters.

That is because Ohio still has black-letter law that makes all homosexual conduct illegal, regardless of age.

Welcome to the Ohio Law section of Find Law's State Law collection.

This section contains user-friendly summaries of Ohio laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Ohio's official online statutes.

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