Objections to Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act

Objections to Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act

The widely praised Violence Against Women Act faces a tough reauthorization battle. Though introduced in a bipartisan way, it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote with all the Democrats voting to move it to the full...

The widely praised Violence Against Women Act faces a tough reauthorization battle. Though introduced in a bipartisan way, it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote with all the Democrats voting to move it to the full Senate and all the Republicans voting against. Diane will speak to the chair of the committee and cosponsor of the bill, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Diane and a panel of experts will examine VAWA and why some object to provisions of the act which include gay, transgendered and undocumented immigrants.

Guests

Patrick Leahy

Democratic Senator from Vermont

Janice Shaw Crouse

Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America.

Terry O'Neill

president of the National Organization for Women

Amy Myers

professor and director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the Washington College of Law at American University.

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