Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) offered an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S. 47) to strike key provisions prohibiting discrimination against, and expanding services to, victims of domestic violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as eliminating protections relating to Native American and immigrant victims.
The amendment was defeated on February 7, 2013, by a vote of 34-65 (Roll Call Vote No.13, 1st Session, 113th Congress). Democrats — 0 yes, 53 no, 0 not voting; Republicans — 34 yes, 10 no, 1 not voting;
Independents — 0 yes, 2 no, 0 not voting.
HRC opposed the amendment.
HRC supported the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which passed by a vote of 78-22.