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...

Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:49pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Barack Obama, News