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Marriage equality would help Nev. domestic violence program funding

Saturday, July 26, 2014
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LAS VEGAS — Marriage equality advocates in Nevada have an unlikely fiscal ally: domestic violence programs. That's because the only state-allocated source of domestic violence program funding comes from a $25 surcharge on each Nevada-issued marriage license. Revenue from that surcharge has dropped over the past decade as marriage rates [...]

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Domestic abuse affects the LGBT community, too

Sunday, October 27, 2013
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What issue will affect gay and bisexual men at a rate of two in five and affect approximately 50 percent of the lesbian population in America? If you didn’t know the answer, you are not alone. The answer is domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but most of [...]

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Puerto Rico governor signs two gay rights bills into law

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico --- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. [...]

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U.S. House approves anti-violence law with LGBT protections

Thursday, February 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act. [...]

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House to take up Senate’s LGBT-inclusive version of anti-violence act

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Congress appeared on a course to renew the expired Violence Against Women Act after House Republican leaders on Tuesday agreed to take up a version of the 1994 anti-domestic violence law that passed the Senate two weeks ago by a wide, bipartisan margin. [...]

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House GOP to strip protections for gays in its version of anti-violence act

Saturday, February 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The House and Senate appeared headed for another partisan battle as the House prepared to take up its version of the once-noncontroversial Violence Against Women Act. [...]

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Boehner: House may consider Senate version of Violence Against Women Act

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that the GOP's House leadership is considering a plan for moving forward with the Violence Against Women Act legislation. [...]

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Senate renews Violence Against Women Act with new protections for gays

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- By a robust bipartisan majority, the Senate voted Tuesday to renew the Violence Against Women Act with new assurances that gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women will have equal access to the act's anti-domestic violence programs. [...]

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U.S. Senate poised to renew gay-inclusive domestic violence law

Thursday, February 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to rewrite the federal government's principal anti-domestic abuse law with new protections for gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native American women. [...]

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Senate launches new effort to move on gay-inclusive anti-violence bill

Monday, February 4, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, bolstered by Republican support, on Monday launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and Native Americans. [...]

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