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State legislation proposed to close loophole in domestic violence situations involving same-sex couples

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Proposed legislation prefiled for the 2017 Legislature by State Rep. Pat Connick, R-Marrero, aims to close a longstanding loophole in Louisiana?s domestic violence statutes by including same-sex couples. House Bill 27 would alter the state?s civil and criminal statutes by ...

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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State legislation proposed to close loophole in domestic violence situations involving same-sex couples


Proposed legislation prefiled for the 2017 Legislature by State Rep. Pat Connick, R-Marrero, aims to close a longstanding loophole in Louisiana?s domestic violence statutes by including same-sex couples.

House Bill 27 would alter the state?s civil and criminal statutes by opening harsher sentencing possibility for abusers in same-sex cohabiting relationships and by providing key public welfare assistance options to same-sex victims.?
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