State of Ohio v. Batista

Memorandum in Support of Jurisdiction of ACLU of Ohio Foundation, Inc., Center for HIV Law and Policy, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio Public Defender, Cuyahoga County Public Defender, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Center for Constitutional Rights, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Human Rights Campaign, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), National LGBTQ Task Force, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, American Academy of HIUV Medicine, Treatment Action Group, Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellant.

Brief filed: 06/20/2016


State of Ohio v. Batista

Supreme Court of Ohio; Case No. 2016-0903

Prior Decision

Appeal taken from the Hamilton County Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, Court of Appeals Case No. 150341.


R.C. 2903.11(B)(1) violates the Equal Protection Clauses of the United States and Ohio Constitutions. R.C. 2903.11(B)(1) violates the Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment and of Section 11, Article I, Ohio Constitution. R.C. 2903.11(B)(1) violates prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of disability.

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Jeffrey M. Gamso, Cleveland, OH.