Military Act Petition
Senator Kirsten Gillibranís Military Justice improvement Act is being highly debated in the us senate.
November 21, 2013
Twin Tiers (WENY) - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice improvement Act is being highly debated in the us senate. The act addresses the issue of rape in the military, and more than 100,000 people have signed an online petition supporting the measure.
The petition is on MOVEON.ORG got about 115,000 people to sign. Senator Gillibrand wants to strip military commanders of any involvement in determining how rape and sexual assault cases are handled.
She says one in five military women report unwanted sexual contact and as many as 26,000 service members were the targets of unwanted sexual contact last year. Gillibrand is still short of the 60 votes needed to ensure her amendment can clear procedural hurdles.