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Updated: 
January 25, 2019

Can I get a protective order against a same-sex partner?

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

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