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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

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