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After reading the PG's Jan. 6 editorial "Outrage in India: It's Not the Only Country Where Women Suffer," I researched the bottom line of the story, which was the U.S. House (Republicans) have failed to renew the Violence Against Women Act. If a common reader like myself found the real truth about this act in minutes, it's a shame the PG didn't do a little research before publishing this editorial.
The bill was changed and passed in the Democrat-controlled Senate to allow non-Native Americans who are suspected of rape of Native American women in Native American territories to be tried on reservations by Native American tribunals. The House, thank God, is questioning this stance. Is this really where we want to go in America? The start of more than one judicial system? The House doesn't want to roll back protection of lesbians, illegal immigrants or Native American women. There are many countries in which women suffer, but the United States of America is not one of them. There are always two sides to every story.
Oh, by the way, the House (Republicans) delayed the Hurricane Sandy relief fund bill because half of the money was designated "pork" and would not help the victims of the hurricane. Yes, the bill passed by the House was a lot less, but every penny will go to the victims. Again, there are always two sides to every story.
First Published January 14, 2013 12:00 am