Arguments Against Domestic Violence Laws

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Domestic violence happens just as frequently in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender relationships as heterosexual relationships, but is oftentimes looked over and gone unreported. According to National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, “In ten cities and two states alone, there were 3,524 incidents of domestic violence affecting LGBT individuals” (Patton, 2007). The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (2005) reports, “Delaware, Montana and South Carolina explicitly exclude same-sex survivors of domestic violence from protection under criminal laws. Eighteen states have domestic violence laws that are gender neutral but apply to household members only.” Individuals of the LGBT community need more protection than what they are given. The…show more content…
Domestic violence has ruined and ended many lives, but there is hope that numbers will decrease and the violence will fade away. "Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to physical violence and even murder. And while physical injury may be the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are also severe. No one deserves this kind of pain, and a survivor’s first step to breaking free is recognizing that their situation is abusive. (Samuel, 2009). No one deserves to be abused, and should not looked over if they are. When victims of domestic violence recognize they are in a toxic relationship and want to get out they sometimes find someone they can confide in, someone who they feel is trustworthy. Victims seek help from these individuals hoping to receive encouragement during their tough times, support and guidance on how to get out of the relationship and/or move on from it. It is important to pray for these individuals, because they are trapped in the bondage these relationships and need a way out. I have been an outreach advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for quite some time now. My own personal experience has lead me wanting to help others in the same predicament I was once in. I want my story to encourage others to keep hope and faith in God. I truly believe that God gives his hardest battles to the strongest soldiers. For the women who come into our shelter they need self-empowerment, hope, and support. I encourage them to seek God. I simply explain to them, it does not hurt to give him a try. He put us all here to for fill a purpose he has given us, and for everything there is a reason. I also encourage the survivors who are strong enough, to share their experience with others. One day their story will help someone else get through the same thing their going
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