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US: Congress extends Violence Against Women Act to protect LGBT people

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  1. Good. And so I should bloody think. And the Democratic Party would do well to remind people (women) how comprehensively the GOP tried to block, amend and interfere with this important procedural bill for the sake of their rancid bigotry.

    Demographics showed that younger (sub-40 years old) women consistently and by a huge points margin vote Democratic. The GOP had to reverse gear or risk losing them forever (my hope would be that these women have a memory and remember the obstruction ANYway)

  2. I’m pleased to see that the Bill will become ‘all-inclusive’. LGBT people can also suffer domestic violence and sexual assault, a fact that is often ignored in the UK.

  3. Why does it keep having to be renewed every few years? Sounds risky to me. Can’t they pass it to last until repealed?

  4. America is not run by its elected representatives : a coterie of wall-street, big cororations and of lawyers run that country… you may find your answer in the interests of one specific group among those three.

  5. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 1 Mar 2013, 12:24pm

    This is long overdue!

    As with the name of the bill – it should be changed to “Prevention of Violence On All American People Act 2013″

    This law is not just about women, but men as well!

    What about men bashing up men?

    As well as the following:
    Straights, Whites, Latinos, Gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, Native Indian Americans, African Americans, People with a Disability, HIV positive people, College and High School students, etc

    THEY ALL DESERVE PROTECTION!

    Obama sign the bill now please!

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