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October 15, 2013

Over the past 3 months, the WomensLaw project has been hard at work adding information to WomensLaw.org. Check out the latest additions:

• We added new information about housing protections in Connecticut for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. See our CT Housing Laws section for more information.

• We are thrilled to announce that we have created new Crimes pages for all states and territories. You can now go to your state's Crimes page to read the definitions of a selection of crimes in your state that the abuser may have committed and you can find links to victim compensation programs in each state.

• Read about how the US Supreme Court's strike-down of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) could help same-sex victims qualify for VAWA relief! See our new question, Does a same-sex marriage count as being "married" to the abuser for immigration purposes?

• We updated and improved our Oregon State Gun Laws page, adding more information about when a concealed handgun permit can be revoked after receiving an inquiry about this on our Email Hotline. Keep the inquiries coming!

• We revised the first part of our Military section, updating links and information in English and Spanish - see here: General Military Information. The update was inspired by someone who wrote to our Email Hotline asking about the rights of a homosexual Service member, which made us realize that we hadn't yet updated our information about the rights of same-sex victims in the military after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Check back next month to see the updates to the second Military section, Military Protective Orders.