Task Force hails passage of LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act
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Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"This is a huge victory for the millions of people across the country affected by domestic and sexual violence, including LGBT people. To be the target of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking -- whether perpetrated by a stranger or an intimate partner -- is terrifying and traumatic. A survivor's distress should not be compounded by a lack of proper response from service providers or law enforcement. Imagine being assaulted, scared and in pain -- and then also being turned away from the care you need simply because of who you are or who you love. This legislation will better ensure that does not happen. We thank Congress and look forward to President Obama's signature on this critically important bill. This law will literally help save lives."
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