President Obama Approves “Violence Against Women Act”
President Barack Obama recently took another step towards ensuring equal rights for women, gays and Native Americans by putting his signature of approval on the “Violence Against Women Act.”
via The Grio
President Barack Obama signed a law Thursday expanding protections for victims of domestic violence, renewing a measure credited with curbing violence against women a year and a half after it lapsed amid partisan bickering.
The revitalized Violence Against Women Act marked an important win for gay rights advocates and Native Americans, who will see new protections under the law, and for Obama, whose attempts to push for a renewal failed last year after they became entangled in gender politics and the presidential election.
“This is your day. This is the day of the advocates, the day of the survivors. This is your victory,” Obama said. “This victory shows that when the American people make their voices heard, Washington listens.”
President Obama continues to make history during his presidency even in the midst of arguably the most opposition from Congress of any President. Clap for ’em.