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Wed May 16, 2012, 05:59 PM

House Passes Watered-Down Version Of Violence Against Women Act

Source: Think Progress

The House has just passed a watered-down version of the Violence Against Women Act, by a vote of 222 to 205. The GOP-backed iteration of the bill strips out the provisions to protect undocumented, Native American, and LGBT victims that were included in the Senate version. -snip-

UPDATE: Twenty three Republicans voted against the passage of the bill, while six Democrats voted in favor of it.



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/16/485506/house-passes-watery-vawa/




Full roll call vote list here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll258.xml

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. disgusting

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. We know which Democrats don't care about Native Americans, or gays..

 

time to send them a pink slip in the fall primaries, ( where there are some)

Let's get these xenophobic, homophobic Democrats out of office.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:04 PM

3. How do we justify intervening in the lives of those in other countries . . .

and refuse to protect people who live right here? I hope they know karma is a bitch.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. NYPD protected my lesbian daughter with this law

So now only hetro (legally married?) women are protected against domestic violence?

Dispicable.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:53 PM

5. My question. How are the protective service people to know who is LGBT? To be NA all you need is

1/32, so will that show? Before there is response to undocumented emigrant attacks should they email their papers? What a foolish law!

Republicans are passing illogical unworkable laws to restrict the freedoms, welfare and rights of women and the working class. Then they cry that it's not happening.They are not living up to their sworn pledges to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States. If they ignore this pledge they should be immediately dismissed from their position as our Representatives.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2012, 07:05 PM

6. Scary thought: will they refuse to help any battered woman

who happens to have short hair or be wearing a flannel shirt? I can picture some police departments in this country doing that.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #6)

Wed May 16, 2012, 10:16 PM

8. Republicans make rules without any thought as to the consequences.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 07:38 PM

7. Nothing surprises me from the House anymore.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2012, 11:31 AM

9. A Roll Call Vote tabulation that easily sorts Who Voted for What ...

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