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Log Cabin Republicans Oppose Leaving LGBT Americans Out of the Violence Against Women Act

May 16, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) - Log Cabin Republicans call upon House Republicans to vote against H.R. 4970, a version of the Violence Against Women Act which leaves LGBT Americans unprotected.

"Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support under the leadership of Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID). Unfortunately, the bill presented by Congresswoman Sandy Adams (R-FL) guts important provisions out of the legislation, and therefore this watered down version of VAWA should be rejected," said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. "Nobody should be able to get away with domestic abuse just because their victim is gay, transgender, an immigrant or Native American, and nobody should be denied help in recovering from abuse. Log Cabin Republicans thank Representatives Judy Biggert (R-IL), Tom Cole (R-OK) and Bob Dold (R-IL) for their leadership in supporting an LGBT-inclusive version of VAWA in the House of Representatives."