Klobuchar, Senate women call for Violence Against Women Act passage

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Senate women are calling on their counterparts in the House to pressure leadership to take up the Senate bill.
  • Apply the law to gay, lesbian and transgendered Americans;
  • Allow Native American women to take American citizens accused of abusing them to tribal court;
  • And expand the number of temporary visas for undocumented immigrants who are abused and  cooperate with police investigating the alleged crime.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Patrick M on 12/19/2012 - 12:08 pm.

    Special Treatment by Gender

    Why is it necessary to distinquish violence by the gender of it’s victims? Is violence perptrated against women more deserving of attention than violence against men, (who happen to be the larger group of victims of violence)? No person, regardless of gender, should be subjected to physical violence by another, and there are already laws in place to address that.

    • Submitted by Connie Sullivan on 12/20/2012 - 12:47 pm.

      It is necessary. Most domestic violence is committed against women. Overwhelmingly.

      Please don’t try to change the subject.

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