The Republicans seem willing to pass only a version of the Violence Against Women Act that they approve of, one that neglects to cover (discriminates against) segments of the female population that they want to exclude, and do discriminate against in the form of other laws they are trying to enact. There is no reason to exclude these subgroups on the basis of it being OK to be violent against them. The Republicans are so transparent in their prejudices!
The Republican party, as normal, has gone over board with their ideas and concepts about the Violence Against Women Act. This is overdue, for those individuals identifying as Republican to allow people, all people, to have a chance at an equal opportunity regardless of their situation as well as their sex and gender.
Yes, Republicans should change their stance on the violence Against Women Act immediately and very publicly. Their record on this issue is shameful and misogynistic and represents prejudice and hatred--something their party seems to have not only become very comfortable with, but wears like a badge. Their non-support comes across as hateful and ignorant.
Republicans wanted to have there own segment of the Violence Against Women Act. They need to realize that President Obama is going to sign this act into law if they agree with the act or not. I believe that Democrats and Republicans need to come with some resolution concerning this act, and Republicans need to be doing the compromising.