Republican: Violence Against Women Act ‘horrible’ because it protects transgender people

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March 19, 2013

Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas says he opposed the Violence Against Women Act because it contained protections for transgender individuals. “This is a truly bad bill,” he said in an article published by the National Review on Monday. “This is helping the liberals, this is horrible. Unbelievable. What really bothers — it’s called a women’s act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that — how is that a woman?”