Thursday, August 06, 2009

Obama Stimulates Homosexual Violence Counseling

Funds from the $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will be used in Alexandria, Va., where same-sex marriage is not legal, to “train staff who work with sexual/domestic violence victims who identify themselves as member of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community.”

-- From "Federal Stimulus Funds Will be Used to Train 'Domestic Violence' Counselors for Cohabitating Homosexuals" by Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer 8/6/09

The City of Alexandria posted on its Web site on Aug. 3 an update on the approximately $41.6 million that it and other Alexandria entities, such as the public schools, hope to receive from the economic stimulus bill, signed into law by President Barack Obama in February.

The city was given $36,884 to train staff who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault about how to treat people who do not identify themselves as heterosexual.

. . . personnel who deal with domestic abuse and sexual assault cases need to be aware of relationships other than traditional male and female relationships.

Other items on the city’s update that will be paid for with taxpayer money include:
  • $240,988 for dental treatment to low-income Alexandrians, utility assistance and “utility management education,” and job training for ex-offenders.
  • $810,000 for seven “less polluting diesel buses” for the city’s DASH bus system.
  • To make security improvements at the courthouse, purchase equipment for police and mentor programs for at-risk youth.

This is the result of no one in D.C. actually reading legislation before it's passed and signed into law.

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