The blogger and feminist lawyer Verónica Rivera Torres writes about legislation that seeks to extend the Domestic Violence Act (Act 54) in Puerto Rico for same-sex couples:
As our Supreme Court ruled that the Law of Prevention and Intervention in Domestic Violence, known as Act 54, does not apply to same-sex couples individuals and human rights groups have been waiting for the historic moment we are witnessing today.
In the end, after ten long years, the legislator Luis Vega Ramos has filed a measure to clarify what for many was clear from that Law 54 was created: the protection of all victims of domestic violence, regardless of their sexual orientation , marital status and gender identity.
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