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President Obama Signs LGBT-Inclusive 'Violence Against Women Act': VIDEO


This afternoon, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act which explicitly includes LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

As part of his remarks, Obama said "today is about all the Americans who face discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity when they seek help" and specifically thanked Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project for her advocacy for the LGBT community.

Watch the remarks and signing, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I don't see how this helps us but hey, what ever makes us feel good, right?

    Posted by: Marc C | Mar 7, 2013 7:50:35 PM

  2. The LGBT inclusive Violence Against Women Act passed the U.S. Senate by a 68 to 31 vote. Every single democrat voted for it. All 31 Senators who voted NO were Republicans. Remember this in the 2014 Off Year Elections.

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 7, 2013 9:08:04 PM

  3. it's frankly stunning that the GOP were against this.

    but hey, they were also (historically) against abortions for those cases of rape and incest.

    from that, i guess we can infer that without violence, rape, and incest, new generations of republicans aren't born. and their men don't get laid.

    or something.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 8, 2013 10:30:27 AM

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