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Anti-violence laws don’t protect gay couples

Around North Carolina: Non-co-habitating couples can’t request legal protection for battering

Despite the Supreme Court ruling, the state was left with an obscure law unlike any other in the the nation that prevents those in same-sex relationships and not sharing a residence from accessing protective orders for domestic violence.

Domestic violence in the workplace

Legal Eagles: Creating safeguards for protection

Employers are often quick to discourage office romances. One reason could be an attempt to avoid the precarious position of the employer and employees if the couple brings their relationship woes to the office or if the relationship does not last.

Foster care, adoption and the LGBTQ family

Becoming well-versed on laws and issues an imperative

For LGBTQ people considering fostering or adoption, therefore, it’s vital not only to become well-versed in the relevant laws already on the books, but to follow closely any developments that may affect their ability to expand their families.