Republicans are against the Violence Against Women Act that would
-Expand the definition of domestic violence to include same sex couples
-Provide grants to battered women's shelters
-Expand efforts to help battered women in Indian tribes and rural areas
-Increase the availability of free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence
-Extend the definition of violence against women to include stalking
-Provide training for civil and criminal court personnel to deal with families with a history of violence
-Would help battered illegal immigrants by granting temporary visas so they can escape their abusive spouse and seek legal action.