In what's clearly been a very Presidential day, President Obama signed the newly LGBT-inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law this afternoon.
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The Senate has voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and has extended protections for LGBT victims of domestic violence. This follows the rejection of a non-inclusive, Republican sponsored alternative piece of legislation last week.
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The Senate has rejected a proposed Republican alternative to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill.
The GOP bill, presented by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley would strip LGBT victims of domestic violence of their protections.
President Obama has threatened to veto two bills currently making their way through the House of Representatives that include anti-gay provisions.
On Thursday, the Senate voted to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act. The legislation, which aims to strengthen domestic violence programs, extended its coverage to members of the LGBT community for the first time.