AG Josh Stein targets law that denies protective orders for same-sex couples

Attorney General Josh Stein is calling the state's law denying protective orders for same-sex couples unconstitutional. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

North Carolina is the only state in the country that won't let people in same-sex relationships get domestic violence protective orders. Attorney General Josh Stein is calling the state's law denying those protective orders unconstitutional.

"About one out of every five murders in North Carolina involves an intimate partner, and it is imperative that this state protect everyone in North Carolina from any form of violence. That includes people in same-sex relationships just as it does in opposite-sex relationships," Stein said.

In a Tweet on Thursday, Stein said he has filed a brief with the North Carolina Court of Appeals to get the law overturned.

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