House Passes Inclusive VAWA
The House has approved the LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act over the vehement objections of anti-gay hate groups. The Violence Against Women Act was first passed in 1994, but it expired in 2011 and was not renewed last year. The act provides federal assistance to health care providers and law enforcement agencies that prosecute domestic violence. When the bill passed in the Senate two weeks ago, Tony Perkins denounced it as a "feminist slush fund that extends special rights to people based on their sexual behavior." Suck it, Tony.