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Legal Information: Utah

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November 19, 2020

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

In Utah, 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 file for a protective order? You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence or abuse, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence/abuse in Utah?

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