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Gillibrand gets bipartisan support in effort to curb military sexual assaults

Posted at: 07/16/2013 11:20 AM
Updated at: 07/16/2013 12:57 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is getting a bipartisan boost in the effort to curb sexual assault in the military.

Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas are joining Gillibrand in the effort to curb assaults by removing such cases from the chain of command.

Gillibrand and the co-sponsors of the bill say that victims fear retaliation for reporting sexual assault cases.