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Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.
Legal Information: Hawaii
Can I get an injunction against harassment against a same-sex partner?
No. Injunctions against harassment cannot be filed against current or former dating partners, a spouse or ex-spouse, someone with whom you live/lived romantically, or someone who is considered to be a “reciprocal beneficiary.”1 For information on filing for an order for protection against a same-sex partner in family court, please see our Orders for Protection due to Domestic Abuse (Family Court) page.
1 HRS § 586-1
You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.
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