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US: Senate renews Violence Against Women Act with new protections for gay people

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  1. Obviously additional protection for all those groups is the right thing, but… why does an act to help protect women from violence need renewing? How come it isn’t permanent?

    1. I was thinking the same. Seems very strange and impractical!

  2. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Feb 2013, 3:12pm

    Long overdue!

    This piece of legislation is very important not just to women, but to all minorities too!

    Now all that needs to happen now is the Bill must pass the Republican Controlled House!

    Can I suggest changing the name of the Bill to:

    “Violence Will Not And Should Not Be Tolerated At All With Anyone Or All Minorities Act 2013!”

  3. Now all we need is one protecting men from domestic abuse (in both straight and gay relationships) and we’re all set xx

    1. Good point. Of course women and minorities should be protected from violence but why does this legislation only protect certain groups? Surely it should be the Violence Against People Act? Don’t straight men deserve the same protection? If you take the time to read the actual content of this act you might be surprised with what’s really going on.

  4. john lyttle 13 Feb 2013, 6:45pm

    A sign that the GOP is waking up to the American public’s anger and revulsion with their ugliness and stupidity on a vast range of issues. Next, gun control….

  5. johnny33308 13 Feb 2013, 7:38pm

    Why is ANY violence acceptable in our society? We are truly screwed up if we must regulate which forms of violence are legal and which are freakin’ illegal! WTF? ALL violence should be illegal! Intentionally hurting others IN ANY WAY is the deepest of all anti-social behavior, and could even be called mental illness, in fact. It needs to be addressed in our culture and then corrected, if such a thing is even possible…..are we then, just (and always) barbarian savages? Sometimes, I fear so…

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