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Republican congresswoman: Protecting same-sex couples from violence is a 'side issue'

Republicans have found themselves in hot water lately after opposing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) -- something that's usually routine for Congress. The GOP has objected that the bill would include women in same-sex relationships and could let more …
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Violence Against Women Act Must Protect Native American Women

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (2 years ago)

Congressional Republicans headed by Eric Cantor are stalling on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate has already passed a bill that increases protection for Native, LGBT and undocumented immigrant women. T... Read Post

GOP Tries To Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness To Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

From the very beginning, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led the opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — even leading Senate Judiciary Republicans to unanimously vote against it because they object to its prot... Read Post

GOP Congresswoman: I Opposed Domestic Violence Bill Because It Protected Too Many Groups

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday openly admitted that she opposed the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because it included protections for LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims of domes... Read Post


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