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House G.O.P. Offers Violence Act With Fewer Specific Protections

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The New York Times
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February 25, 2013

The version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act that House Republicans unveiled Friday afternoon — which excludes specific protections for gay, bisexual or transgender victims of domestic abuse, and offers limited provisions for Native American women on reservations — is already facing fierce criticism from Democrats and women’s and human rights groups. “This is unacceptable and must be rejected in the strongest possible terms,” Michelle Ringuette, Amnesty International USA’s chief of campaigns and programs, said in a statement. “The U.S. government has a responsibility to ensure that all women are protected from violence, not just those favored by political expediencies.”