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Updated: 
April 12, 2019

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

In New York, 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 Can I get an order of protection?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence (“family offenses”) in New York?

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