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DoJ Rules: While Gay Marriage Licenses Can’t Cross State Lines, Protection Orders Do

The Violence Against Women Act, passed in 1994? No longer only applies to women! Or heterosexuals! The Justice Department concluded in a newly published opinion that stalking, harassment, and domestic violence involving same-sex relationships can be prosecuted under the law that’s generally been reserved for female victims targeted by male assailants, even though the law uses the word “spouse” in its verbiage, and we all know what the federal government thinks of such things under DOMA.

By:           JD
On:           Jun 11, 2010
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  • 13 Comments
    • whatever
      whatever

      So queerty, expanding the scope of VAWA is a bad thing? How callous can you be?

      Jun 11, 2010 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin_BGFH
      Kevin_BGFH

      As it should be. The Violence Against Women Act *should* apply to same sex couples, male or female. As should it apply to domestic violence committed by women against men, which is rarer but absolutely happens.

      Jun 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • S
      S

      The only thing that shocked me about this was that it hadn’t happened already, but then again, I do live in America…

      Jun 11, 2010 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade MacMorrighan
      Wade MacMorrighan

      Completely unrelated, but: Who’s the guy facing us in the pic. with the awesome pecs.?

      Jun 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CertainPOV
      CertainPOV

      @Wade MacMorrighan: Channing Tatum, from the movie “Fighting”

      Jun 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lamar
      Lamar

      The VAWA should apply to everyone: black, white, male and female, straight and gay and when you think about it women do assault men more just not as severely such as when they catch their man looking at their best friends ass and slaps him across his face.

      Jun 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      @whatever: Sometimes I think I’m the only one who actually understands Queerty’s sarcasm. They aren’t attacking the law, they’re being funny about it.

      Jun 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      @Ryan: domestic violence har har har

      Jun 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimmy
      jimmy

      who are the 2 hotties in the pic

      Jun 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich
      Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

      @Jimmy: They are lovers on the downlow. LOL LOL

      Jun 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raheem
      Raheem

      The random and unremarkable palefaces at Queerty must be angry.
      We a;ll know that if Channing Tatum were to slurp, it would be with a brotha like Mehcad. He wouldn’t even look twice at a “Hi May I Help You” peroxide twink or middle aged prisspot.

      Jun 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jesse Helms
      Jesse Helms

      These 2 make a great interracial gay couple. You don’t see too many gay interracial couples unless it’s white gay Hispanic males and white gay males. White gay men can assimalate in white society as all white Hispanics can. Do you guys remember Desi Arnez on I Love Lucy? He was white and Cuban. During those times in the 40′s, a white Latino man could marry a white woman. This would be unheard of with a black marrying a white.

      Jun 11, 2010 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      That is Mr Channing Tatum…..why is queerty insinuating he would be violent towards gays??….jealous???

      Jun 12, 2010 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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