"Despite the best efforts of our friends on the Hill, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) glided through the Senate yesterday on a 78-22 vote. The Left succeeded in making the GOP pawns in its political game--forcing many to vote for a bill, not because it accomplishes anything--but because of its name. In reality, the legislation is more pro-spending than anti-violence. Unfortunately, most Senators refused to stand up to the politically correct crowd and instead helped them replenish a feminist slush fund that extends special rights to people based on their sexual behavior. If you're one of the lucky few with senators who stood on principle, please email and thank them for refusing to bend under the Left's pressure." - Hate group leader Tony Perkins, referencing the bill's inclusion of gay, bisexual, and transgender women.
All 22 "no" votes in the Senate came from GOP males. The Violence Against Women Act was first passed in 1994, but it expired in 2011 and was not renewed last year. The bill, which provides federal assistance to health care providers and law enforcement agencies that prosecute domestic violence, is expected to face strong GOP opposition in the House.
Labels: domestic violence, FRC, hate groups, LGBT rights