ACLU legal director Chris Brook on the need to end discrimination in NC’s domestic violence law
Same-sex couples in North Carolina won the freedom to marry in 2014, but LGBTQ people continue to be denied equal protection under the law in many other areas of life. North Carolina is currently the only state in the nation that prevents those in same-sex relationships from accessing protective orders for domestic violence. The ACLU of North Carolina is challenging that unequal policy in court on behalf of a survivor of domestic violence who was denied a protective order because the person who made violent threats against her was a woman.
ACLU legal director Chris Brook discusses the need to end discrimination in NC’s domestic violence law, and the latest on the continuing cost of HB2/HB142.
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