Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act

The President hailed the bill as a "victory" for domestic violence advocates


Josh Lederman
March 8, 2013 1:04AM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says an expanded anti-violence bill is a "victory" for advocates and survivors of domestic violence.

Obama is speaking at a signing ceremony for the bill, which extends domestic violence protections.

The law strengthens those protections for victims who are attacked on tribal land. It also makes clear that lesbians, gays and immigrants should have equal access to the law's programs.

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The president says the original law "changed our culture." Obama praised Vice President Joe Biden, who wrote the bill in 1994, for making violence prevention one of his top priorities.


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