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NCAVP Commends the passage of an LGBTQ-Inclusive VAWA in the U.S. Senate; Calls for the House to Pass the Bill

TODAY - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) commends the U.S. Senate for passage of Senate Bill S.47 which re-authorizes a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a vote of 78 to 22. S. 47 includes explicit sexual orientation and gender identity protections. We thank the bill's sponsors, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID), for their leadership in introducing the bill and shepherding its passage. This historic legislative action for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities comes as a direct result of tireless efforts on the part of NCAVP members and our national partners, including the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force among others.

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