Singles Denied Domestic Violence Protection in Virginia March 26, 2009Posted by Onely in As If!, Take action.
Tags: domestic violence, npr, teen dating, virginia laws
I heard on NPR this morning that in Virginia you can only get a domestic violence protection order if you are married, living together, or have a child together. I *think* this is what I heard–I was madly trying to find some unwrinkled work slacks and not get moisturizer on my blouse at the time, so I might have misheard. I hope I misheard. I can’t find the story on NPR, but I remember the segment was about teen dating and described how some teenagers have no protection against obsessive crazy ex’es from whom they fear violence. So for our Copious Readership in Virginia: let’s write our representatives and get this (as far as I can tell) nonsensical law changed!