How could a bill intended to expand protection against domestic violence possibly be controversial? When Republicans are on an anti-vagina crusade, that’s how.
Republicans say the measure, under the cloak of battered women, unnecessarily expands immigration avenues by creating new definitions for immigrant victims to claim battery. More important, they say, it fails to put in safeguards to ensure that domestic violence grants are being well spent. It also dilutes the focus on domestic violence by expanding protections to new groups, like same-sex couples, they say.
Only the GOP could “defend” an anti-woman stance by admitting to being anti-immigrant and anti-gay. “No no,” they say. “We’re not anti-woman! We just don’t want immigrants and queers to get help!”