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Legal Information: Hawaii

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 28, 2019

Can I get an order for protection against a same-sex partner?

In Hawaii, you may apply for an order of protection against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Who is eligible for an order of protection?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic abuse, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Hawaii?

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.