Originally Posted By: MrB
So, what does this bill actually provide that's not already suppose to be provided for.

The act was passed in 1994 to provide investigative, judicial and civil support for the victims of domestic or sexual violence that was un- or ineffectively addressed at the state/local levels.

Its reauthorization has been opposed by those concerned about the act extending protections/services to LGBT victims and to undocumented victims, as well as those concerned about issues regarding jurisdiction on tribal indian lands ...

Informative Wiki link


Quote:
Or is it one of those bills that everyone can get on so they can let their others think they are ping something in order to justify their vote.

So does it basically say that men should not beat up on their wives or partners?

Dave

Apparently the legislation has been rather effective in providing resources and recourse previously unavailable to victims of such acts of violence ...