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View Diary: Weakened, flawed, Republican Violence Against Women Act passes House (20 comments)

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  •  From Human Rights Campaign's Press release: (4+ / 0-)
    The Senate VAWA, which passed with a strong 68-31 bipartisan vote, reflected the needs expressed by more than 2,000 law enforcement, court, prosecution, legal services, and victim services professionals from across the country and was supported by both victim advocates and senators from both sides of the aisle. It addresses the fundamental problems LGBT domestic abuse victims face: they are often turned away from service providers, laughed at by law enforcement, and struggle to get protective orders from judges.  Unfortunately, this often leaves few options exception to return to their abuser.
    I understand there are reporting problems relative to immigration status that would place hardships on immigrant women and may force them to choose between protecting their bodies from their attackers, and protecting their immigration status.

    "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."—Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Scott Wooledge on Wed May 16, 2012 at 03:36:18 PM PDT

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