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Legal Information: Tennessee

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 6, 2020

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

In Tennessee, you may apply for a protection order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to file for a protection order?  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 Tennessee?

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