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Watch: President Obama Signs Violence Against Women Act With Huge Audience — Full Text And Speech

by David Badash ● 6:23 PM March 7, 2013
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President Barack Obama speaks about and signs the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which the GOP had obstructed. The law will extend coverage for LGBT, immigrant, and Native American victims of domestic abuse.

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Breaking: House Passes Senate’s Violence Against Women Act, Sends To Obama

by David Badash ● 12:43 PM February 28, 2013
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After months of stalling and obstruction, the House minutes ago finally declared defeat and voted to accept the Senate’s broader version of the Violence Against Women Act, passing it 286 – 138.

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Marco Rubio Leads Charge Of 22 GOP Male Senators To Block Violence Against Women Act, Loses

by David Badash ● 3:40 PM February 12, 2013
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio led a charge of twenty-two male Republican senators trying to block the long-expired Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but lost the fight.

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Boehner, Cantor Kill Decades-Old Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM January 3, 2013
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) allowed the decades-old Violence Against Women Act to die yesterday when — like the Hurricane Sandy victims aid bill — they refused to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

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Rumored Romney Running Mate Marco Rubio Votes No On Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 5:49 PM April 26, 2012
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Sen. Marco Rubio, the rumored possible running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney today voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Senate Passes LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 5:26 PM April 26, 2012

The U.S. Senate just moments ago passed the Democrat’s version of the bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), including LGBT and other protections.

Civil Rights

Actress Mariska Hargitay: Violence Against Women Act Saves Lives (Video)

by David Badash ● 1:18 PM April 26, 2012
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TV’s Mariska Hargitay says in this video that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) saves lives, and that “restricting it” merely defeats its purpose.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins: Violence Against Women Act A “Slush Fund” Unfair To Men

by David Badash ● 10:43 AM March 21, 2012
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Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins today called the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) currently under debate in the Senate a “slush fund” that’s unfair to men.

Bigotry Watch

Inclusion Of Lesbians In New Violence Against Women Act Infuriating GOP

by David Badash ● 2:06 PM March 15, 2012
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Republican senators are fighting over expanding the Violence Against Women Act because the new bill would extend the law to cover lesbians in same-sex relationships.

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Jimmy Carter Cites Religion As A Root Cause Of Violence Against Women

by David Badash ● 6:05 PM March 24, 2014
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Former president Jimmy Carter is attacking violence against women and blasting the people who use religion to propagate it.

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Thomas Roberts Likes Women – And I Like Him Back

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:15 AM January 24, 2014
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Today, gay pundit Thomas Roberts showed himself to be a chivalrous knight in shining armor, defending the damsels Mike Huckabee put in distress.

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Why Are Top Anti-Gay Activists Holding A Meeting In A US Senate Building Today?

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM November 15, 2013
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Today, top anti-gay activists will be meeting not just with U.S. Senators and their staff, but will be holding that meeting — which is open to the public — for U.S. Senators and their staff in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, to further their agenda of hate.

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LGBT Activists Take Aim At Wall Street’s ‘Russia Day’

by Scott Wooledge ● 7:25 AM November 14, 2013
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An elected official of Russia, a country whose president is waging a war on the LGBT community, will be ringing the closing bell of the iconic New York Stock Exchange next week.

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Good News For Women In Norfolk Virginia! Your Rape Complaints Will No Longer Be Considered ‘Unfounded’ Until Proven Otherwise

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:48 PM August 15, 2013
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Police in Norfolk Virginia have changed their official policy. They will now believe rape complaints are true, unless they develop evidence to the contrary.