February 10, 2012
Republicans against the Violence Against Women Act

So the Violence Against Women Act is up for renewal this year, and surprise of all surprises … not a single Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the act. Not a single one.
Why? Well, the editorial in the New York Times puts it this way:
The main sticking points seemed to be language in the bill to ensure that victims are not denied services because they are gay or transgender and a provision that would modestly expand the availability of special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence — a necessary step to encourage those victims to come forward.
And there you are. We might have to treat gay, transgendered and/or undocumented women with dignity and respect if they are abused, assaulted and attacked. So, naturally, the Judiciary Committee’s Senate Republicans have decided we can’t have the law at all. 

I am amazed any woman votes for the Republican Party, at least at the national level. Just amazed.

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    I literally can’t believe that people in power think this way in this period of time. Literally. I can’t get my head...
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    Are you fucking serious? Someone please tell conservatives that domestic violence is NOT a partisan issue!! You know I...
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    I wanna hear their excuse as...won’t fight against Violence, domestic abuse,
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    For the love of something why cannot we all just…. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS THAT DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND...
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