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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:49 PM
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Help for military victims of sexual assult in the Senate defense bill , it passed the House earlier
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 03:50 PM by karynnj
It is amazing that there is still a need for a bill like this.


Earlier this year, Representative Niki Tsongas, the lone woman in the Bay States congressional delegation, won House approval of similar legislation that would give victims of sexual assault in the military, mostly women, the right to legal counsel, confidentiality and transfer to another base. It would also expand programs to prevent sexual assaults within the militarys ranks.
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Sexual assault has no place in our society, and when its victims are Americans who put their lives on the line in defense of our country, its particularly appalling, said Kerry, a veteran of the Vietnam War.

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011...

Kerry is the author and lead sponsor of the Senate bill, while Susan Collins was the lead Republican sponsor.

I guess the Boston Globe remembered that MA has two Senators.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:23 PM
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1. It will have to go back to the House and Senate if Obama vetoes it
as was suggested.

As for the Globe, sometimes, they have a few decent people. Unfortunately, they never seem to last.
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