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Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill That Protects The LGBT Community

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Violence Against Women act includes LGBT

Woo hoo! Now that's what we call progress, baby!

The U.S. Senate passed a new law on Thursday, which tweaks the Violence Against Women Act to offer protections for LGBT survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Previously, the bill enacted in 1994 had no LGBT-inclusive provisions and some senators even tried to pass an amendment which would have completely excluded LGBT victims from the bill's protection. THANKFULLY, they did not succeed.

With 25%-35% of same-sex relationships subject to domestic violence (a number similar to heterosexual relationships), this bill could not be more important and now has to pass in through the House of Representatives.

If for some odd reason you can't comprehend the value of this law, we think the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director said it best:

"To be the target of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking is terrifying and traumatic. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are not immune from this violence, and their distress should not be further heightened by a lack of proper response from service providers or law enforcement. Imagine being assaulted, scared and in pain — and then being turned away from receiving basic services and care. No one should ever be subjected to such inhumane treatment."

Right on!

Violence causes pain, REGARDLESS of sexual orientation and therefore, EVERY woman deserves to be protected by this law.


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6 comments to “Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill That Protects The LGBT Community”

  1. 1

    LOL This bill will just cause more deserved violence to these immoral people. You choose to be gay, why don't you choose to receive the ass kicking that you all deserve ?

  2. 2

    Dryan1971 is a troll. Come on, people, no one would actually think that. Dont give him/her the attention by responding.

  3. 3

    Just proves all of humanity is evil eh.

  4. yup says – reply to this


    Re: joethehobo – You are right about dryan1971…but wow do I want to tell them how ignorant they are….but yeah, won't justify their ignorance with my usual response…taking the high road…:)

  5. 5

    Re: yup – You Rock.

  6. Nice try says – reply to this


    "With 25%-35% of same-sex relationships subject to domestic violence (a number similar to heterosexual relationships)"…Really Perez? If you did the math you would realize, that (from the most current statistics reports) the actual number of homosexuals in america is 3.5% of the total population (making the "1 in 3, or 1 in 10" total BS)…so of OVER (its more but I went down to simplify) Three Hundred Million people, 10 and a half Million of those are gay…thats 28 to 1 (rounded DOWN) and even if you were to say that every single one of the gays was in a relationship and only half of the straight, the difference between 35% of the straight relationships to 35% of the gay relationships is a staggering difference, the abuse rate in samesex relationships is Insanely high!