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House Passes LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- On February 28, the U.S. House passed the Senate-approved version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that includes important protections for LGBT people. Last May the House passed their own non-LGBT inclusive version in a highly partisan vote but that bill died at the end of the last Congress. Today’s victory marks a rare occasion when Republicans and Democrats came together to ensure explicit protections in the federal code for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” It is also the first time that any federal non . . .

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