August 13, 2014 — A recent survey found that 50% of domestic violence victims who were denied assistance were turned down simply because domestic violence agencies didn’t have the resources to help them. The only state funding domestic violence agencies receive is a $25 surcharge on NV-issued marriage licenses. Nevada's restrictive law requiring marriage to be between a man and a woman denies essential funding to domestic violence programs. This funding could allow agencies to keep their doors open to victims who otherwise would be turned away or forced to return to their abusers.
The only state-allocated funding domestic violence agencies receive in Nevada is a $25 surcharge on each Nevada-issued marriage license.
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