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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:11 PM

VAWA passes House, with full protections for LGBT, Native Americans

Source: MSNBC

The House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Act, extending abuse protections to gay, lesbians, and transgender people, as well as Native Americans and immigrants.

The bill passed 286 to 138, with the support of 87 Republicans; it will now move to the president’s desk to be signed. A GOP substitute bill that left out protections for Native communities and LGBT people was defeated 166 to 257.

Read more: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/28/vawa-passes-house-with-full-protections-for-lgbt-native-americans/





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ashling Feb 2013 OP
bowens43 Feb 2013 #1
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #2
riqster Feb 2013 #3
iandhr Feb 2013 #4
Cha Feb 2013 #5
blueclown Feb 2013 #6
Scairp Feb 2013 #9
pampango Feb 2013 #7
obama2terms Feb 2013 #8
daybranch Mar 2013 #10

Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:12 PM

1. Wow. A rare piece of good news from the house.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:14 PM

2. K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! n/t

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:23 PM

3. Elections matter

Proved again.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:28 PM

4. About time

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:47 PM

5. We Did IT! Thanks ashling!

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:47 PM

6. Thank John Boehner for letting this come to vote.

I always thought he was more reasonable than scumbag Cantor.

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Response to blueclown (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:55 PM

9. Oh now let's not get all sappy

He might be slightly smarter politically but I would not call Boehner reasonable or half the shit that comes out of his mouth would never be uttered. Fuck Boehner. He did the only thing he could because continuing to block this over the specified language about making sure every single woman was covered was political suicide. They still hate us, or at least don't see any reason why women need a specific bill JUST for them. After all, isn't it a crime to assault anyone regardless of gender? Don't need no stinking special bill.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:15 PM

7. "House Renews Violence Against Women Act, Breaking Tea Party Opposition"

A majority of Republicans, 138, voted against the Senate bill. This technically violates the GOP’s “Hastert Rule,” which requires a majority of the House majority to support any legislation brought to the floor.

According to The National Review Online, House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) held a closed-door meeting with his caucus to warn them that there would be a “civil war” in the party if the House did not allow a vote on the Senate’s bill. After said meeting, only nine Republicans voted against taking up the bill — included in those were nine were Tea Partiers Steve King (R-IA) and Paul Broun (R-GA), both likely candidates for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

As we saw in the “fiscal cliff” compromise and the Hurricane Sandy relief bills, the “Hastert Rule” is all that stands between the House GOP and actual governance.

Much of the president’s agenda, including comprehensive immigration reform and some alternative to the sequestration, would likely pass the House if bills were brought to the floor instead of being effectively vetoed by Tea Party members and Republicans afraid of primary challenges. But every time Speaker Boehner violates the rule, he weakens the value of the majority and threatens his own job.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/house-renews-violence-against-women-act-breaking-tea-party-opposition/

Nice to see the tea party congressmen take one on the chin. Even Cantor realizes that a civil war is imminent, if not already underway, in his party.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:59 PM

8. Wonderful!!

Plus the Obama admin. filed the prop.8 brief, today has been a good day for LGBT people and their straight allies!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 08:20 AM

10. Boehner still speaker?

Oh lord what can the teaparty do? If they throwout Boehner I would expect many non tea partiers would either abstain or even vote for Pelosi.

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