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New bill proposes domestic violence laws for same sex couples
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March 22, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

Currently, domestic violence laws in Louisiana only apply to household members, married or not, of the opposite sex and does not include same sex couples.

Marrero Representative Patrick Connick has filed a bill that closes a loophole so that same sex couples could face charges if they violate any of the state’s domestic violence laws.

Connick says district attorneys brought the loophole to his attention.

Connick says Louisiana and South Carolina are the only two states with the opposite sex distinction on the books.

Louisiana has a domestic violence rate that is twice the national average.

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