Why do the GOP Republicans believe that if you’re lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or Native American, you don’t deserve to be protected by the Violence Against Women Act?
The Senate passed the bill, intact, 78 to 22. Then it stalled in the House during the recess, which I wrote about.
Now, the GOP members of the House seem bent (no pun intended) on killing the bill entirely (also no pun intended).
Pertinent quote from a news story:
“Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have answered the Senate’s proposal to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by presenting their own version of the bill, but with protections of LGBT Americans taken out and a loophole that could exempt Native Americans victims of domestic abuse.
I really don’t know what to say or what to think about our “leadership.” Can someone please explain it to me? Is it as simple and ugly as plain, garden-variety bigotry?