A woman is dead and her boyfriend is in custody after a weekend shooting in St. Paul, police said.I once assumed everyone would see this as a tragedy all Americans want to fight, yet in Time To Address Domestic Violence Abuses by Phyllis Schlafly, she writes:
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed by President Bush in January without any public debate, but evidence is now surfacing which Congress should have examined before the law was passed. VAWA is a nearly-billion-dollar-a-year extension of one of the major ways that Bill Clinton bought the support of the radical feminists. Why Republicans passed this bill is a mystery. It's unlikely that the feminists who will spend all that money will ever vote Republican.Is this Ms. Schlafly's way of trying to bring more violent men into the Republican fold? I'd dismiss her as a radical fluke except a known side effect of at least one state's gay marriage ban removes women like the victim in this recent case from protection provided by anti-domestic violence laws.
It's telling to me that I haven't seen a single gay-marriage-ban proponent working to close this gap.
Does this mean that those in favor of the gay marriage ban see gay marriage as a greater sin than murder?
DAYTON, Ohio - A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage bars prosecutors from charging some unmarried people under the state's domestic violence law, a state appeals court ruled.
Friday's decision by the 2nd District Court of Appeals is the first from Ohio's 12 appellate courts to rule that the Defense of Marriage amendment, passed by voters in 2004, means that the domestic violence law does not apply to unmarried people.
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