Rotunda: Virginia's Proposed Constitutional Amendment Likely to Have Little Effect on Domestic Violence Laws

Disagreeing with critics who are fearful Virginia's proposed constitutional amendment on marriage could damage domestic violence protections for the unmarried, Professor Ronald Rotunda stated that he does not believe a judge would deny protection to victims under the proposed amendment. Commenting in The Roanoke Times, Rotunda said, "The laws of assault and battery are still around." He added, "The intent is not to authorize domestic violence of anyone, whatever their sexual orientation is."

Does law affect domestic violence?, The Roanoke Times, October 10, 2006. By Pamela J. Podger and Erinn Hutkin.

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