Domestic Violence in the States
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Domestic Violence Legislation
All states have some kind of legislation that defines domestic or intimate partner violence. This definition, however, ranges widely across states. In most states the definition includes those who have ever had some kind of romantic relationship, regardless of gender and cohabitation status. Several, however, limit the definition to couples who have lived together or who share a child.
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