Protection from and/or prosecution of violence against another individual has nothing to do with marital status. Wills & POA have been litigated since their inception,again has nothing to do with marital status. Those so called legal opinions from UNC school of law are just baffling the masses with BS. Defense attorney's can make any argument they want,doesn't mean it will float in a court of law.
The way things are going I wouldn't be too surprised if Someday soon churches are forced to do a lot of things they are against. For example provide contraceptives and/or abortions ( sound familiar ?).