Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for May 23 - 31, 2017

Governor Holds Final Bill Signing SessionIn Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violenceDomestic abuse protection may cover dating partnersLGBT victims, dating partners no longer left out of domestic violence laws: EditorialDomestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Fast FactsAnother View -- Ovide Lamontagne: Support legal assistance funding in NH budgetGuest editorial | Keep firearms out of hands of domestic abusersLegal Notices, May 26, 2017Guest opinion: Landmark Montana laws against rape, domestic ...UA offers domestic-partner benefits for employeesCourt: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse lawsCourt: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws - ABC ...'Dating partners' need protection from domestic abuse, too: EditorialThe Truth About Domestic Violence and the Impacts of 'Trumpcare'Need to know about student health care

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A 'Collective Impact Model' to Fight Domestic Violence
Knowledge@WhartonMay 10, 2017

Women Against Abuse is the winner of the 2017 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from more than 100 applicants around the globe, Women Against Abuse is Philadelphia's leading domestic violence service provider and advocacy organization, ...more »

Gay Rights Group Declines BofA Sponsporship Over Repeal Of HB2
WFAEMay 9, 2017

The new law prohibits local governments from adopting non-discrimination ordinances until December 2020 and it says the state legislature regulates who has access to bathrooms and locker rooms. Bank of America has already given the HRC $25,000 this ...more »

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Governor Holds Final Bill Signing Session
JD Supra (press release)May 31, 2017

Again, inclusion of a bill below, of the hundreds introduced in the legislative session, is purely subjective, based on perceived general interest among PK Law newsletter readers. HB 236 (SB 794) Legal Advice ... Establishing that a specified affidavit ...more »

In Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violence
Christian Science MonitorMay 31, 2017

Supporters say the benefit can ease the economic barriers to escaping abusive situations, while increasing transparency for an issue long treated as private.more »

Domestic abuse protection may cover dating partners
Shreveport TimesMay 31, 2017

The Senate Tuesday evening passed a pair of measures that provide dating partners, including those same sex relationships, the same protection in domestic ...more »

LGBT victims, dating partners no longer left out of domestic violence laws: Editorial
NOLA.comMay 31, 2017

Only some victims of domestic violence in Louisiana have gotten protection under state law: opposite sex couples who are married, living together or have children together. But after two votes by the Senate Tuesday (May 30), "dating partners" and ...more »

Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Fast Facts
ABC 57 NewsMay 30, 2017

The law also establishes the Violence Against Women Policy Office and the Violence Against Women Grants Office (now the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women.) February 21, 1996 - The National Domestic Violence Hotline receives its ...more »

Another View -- Ovide Lamontagne: Support legal assistance funding in NH budget
The Union LeaderMay 30, 2017

NHLA is a statewide non-profit law firm providing civil legal aid to our most vulnerable neighbors. Their work prevents homelessness, protects survivors of domestic violence, provides access to benefits and health care, and educates and empowers ...more »

Guest editorial | Keep firearms out of hands of domestic abusers
TribDem.comMay 30, 2017

Either way, such a law would seem like a common sense measure to protect people who have been abused and threatened by domestic partners. It just seems like common sense; it seems like absolute sense, the kind of law that even the most fervent ...more »

Legal Notices, May 26, 2017
Coast NewsMay 28, 2017

If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a ...more »

Guest opinion: Landmark Montana laws against rape, domestic ...
Billings GazetteMay 28, 2017

Every 23 hours, a person is raped in Montana. Last year, over 800 sexual assaults and 4000 domestic violence crimes were reported statewide. However, this ...more »

UA offers domestic-partner benefits for employees
Wisconsin GazetteMay 28, 2017

(AP) — When the state cut health benefits for domestic partners last year, University of Arizona president Robert Shelton said school officials should come up with a way to help them buy separate coverage. Now, the university is offering special ...more »

Court: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws
Santa Cruz SentinelMay 25, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance can legally carry a gun, an appeals court found in a ...more »

Court: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws - ABC ...
ABC NewsMay 24, 2017

A Kansas man convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance can legally carry a gun, an appeals court found in a ruling that could have ...more »

'Dating partners' need protection from domestic abuse, too: Editorial
NOLA.comMay 24, 2017

It's vital for "dating partners" to be protected from battery, as other abuse victims are. Abusive behavior left unchecked tends to escalate, and domestic violence laws include enhanced penalties to help keep that from happening. A campus police ...more »

The Truth About Domestic Violence and the Impacts of 'Trumpcare'
Undark MagazineMay 23, 2017

The Republican-sponsored, Trump-backed health care bill doesn't discriminate against victims of domestic violence. It just leaves that to insurers.more »

Need to know about student health care
The Poly PostMay 23, 2017

While medical services on campus would be unaffected by a change in the health law, there are short-term and long-term ramifications for students at Cal Poly Pomona. Due to the ... They get married or enter into a domestic partnership. If you have any ...more »

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