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News

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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Increased Funding For Sexual Assault Victims Is Why Marco Rubio Voted Against VAWA

by David Badash ● 1:25 PM February 13, 2013
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“I could not support the final, entire legislation that contains new provisions that could have potentially adverse consequences,” Rubio claims. Really? Let’s see.

News

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.

News

Bachmann Introduces 1st Bill In New Congress: Not Sandy Relief Or VAWA, But Obamacare Repeal

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM January 4, 2013
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Bachmann introduced the first bill into the new 113th Congress and it wasn’t the Violence Against Women Act, or a bill to fund relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

DOMA

House GOP: No Time For Sandy Relief Or Women’s Violence Bill, But Time To Fund DOMA Defense

by David Badash ● 1:30 PM January 3, 2013
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The House Republican leadership did have time — for the first time ever — to write funding for their anti-gay war, defending DOMA, into the official House Rules.

News

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.

Actions

On Our Radar – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – Men March Against Rape

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:05 AM October 28, 2012

Women are born with a treasure between their thighs that some men are willing to commit horrible acts of violence to dominate. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a high-profile way to make men think about the threat of violence women (and many gay men) face every day of their lives. Today, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is On Our Radar.

News

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

Sen. Chuck Grassley To LGBT Victims Of Domestic Abuse: You Don’t Exist

by David Badash ● 12:53 PM April 26, 2012
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Chuck Grassley and the GOP are telling LGBT victims of domestic abuse they simply do not exist, in their substitute Violence Against Women Act.

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.

Analysis

The GOP War On Women Demands A New Women’s Rights Agenda for America

by Tanya Domi ● 12:55 PM March 19, 2012
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“Feminism” with a capital “F” is making a roaring comeback, thanks to the GOP War On Women: misogyny on steroids. It’s time we demand a new women’s rights agenda.

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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