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Updated: 
December 21, 2018

Can I get an injunction for protection against domestic violence against my same-sex partner?

In Florida, you may apply for an injunction against domestic violence against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to obtain an injunction for protection against domestic violence?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Florida?

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