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(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans call upon all Republicans to join Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) in supporting the reauthorization of a Violence Against Women Act that closes loopholes to better protect LGBT Americans.“Now is the time for Republicans to show that we stand strong against all crime, and that no victim deserves abuse. The Violence Against Women Act is a proven and effective tool for prosecutors and law enforcement that has long enjoyed bipartisan support. Reauthorization of this important bill should be utterly noncontroversial,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Nobody should be able to get away with domestic abuse just because their victim is gay, transgender, an immigrant or Native American, and nobody should be denied help in recovering from abuse. Standing in the way of passing this legislation is unconscionable. Log Cabin Republicans are proud of our allies in the Senate who have cosponsored this bill, including Mike Crapo (R-ID), who introduced the bill, and Senators Ayotte (R-NH), Brown (R-MA), Collins (R-ME), Heller (R-NV), Kirk (R-IL), Murkowski (R-AK) and Snowe (R-ME). Passage of S. 1925 should move forward swiftly, and any effort to water down the Violence Against Women Act should be roundly condemned.”


Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.