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31 GOP Men Don't Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection | Care2 Causes

31 GOP Men Don't Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection | Care2 Causes

The Senate finally voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) despite months of partisan wrestling over just who was deserving enough to be protected from domestic abuse. In the end the renewal easily cleared the Senate on a 68-31 vote. 15 Republicans joined all members of the Democratic caucus in voting yes. Notably, the 31 Republicans who voted against renewing VAWA are all men. The bill now heads to the House where Republicans are working on their own version of the bill. So far the major differences include further limiting the number of visas granted to immigrant women who are the victims of domestic abuse, striking any specific protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people, and permitting tribal authorities to go to federal court for protective orders on behalf of abused American Indian women. The Democratic version that passed the Senate expands th...

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