Watch Live: President Obama signs Violence Against Women Act

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Mar 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-07 06:45:18-05

WASHINGTON(AP) — A measure that strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women is to be signed into law today, ushering in a legislative victory for gay rights advocates and Native Americans. President Barack Obama will sign the extension to the Violence Against Women Act in a ceremony at the Interior Department. It gives law enforcement new tools to respond to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

President Obama is scheduled to sign the extension at 1:45 p.m. You can watch the live stream by CLICKING HERE.