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GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

Posted By Editor On May 7, 2012 @ 8:48 pm In Guest column,Photo Essays,Political & Politicians | Comments Disabled



31 GOP Men Don’t Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection [2]

by Jessica Pieklo [3]

The Senate finally voted [4] 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 [5] of the bill. Read More [2]

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[1] Image: http://front.moveon.org/the-31-republican-senators-who-voted-no-on-the-violence-against-women-act/?rc=daily.share&id=40508-21767375-HLQXihx

[2] 31 GOP Men Don’t Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection: http://www.care2.com/causes/31-gop-men-dont-think-domestic-abuse-victims-deserve-protection.html

[3] Jessica Pieklo: http://www.care2.com/causes/author/jessmasonp

[4] finally voted: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75664.html

[5] working on their own version: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-gop-comes-up-with-election-year-bill-to-renew-violence-against-women-act/2012/04/25/gIQA0jdnhT_story.html

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