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Domestic Violence in the Military
Can victims in same-sex relationships receive help?
The Department of Defense’s eligibility criteria is the same for all individuals experiencing abuse, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Help is available to all victims who are:
- services members;
- the current or former spouse of a service member; or
- the current or former intimate partner of a service member and:
- have a child in common; or
- live(d) together.
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