Update #1 ·

Update on May 21, 2013

Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, is considering legislation that would require the Coast Guard to better comply with laws permitting victims of sexual assault to transfer away from the geographic location of their alleged attacker.

"If I were a parent with a daughter who is thinking of going into the military today," Ms. Collins said  during the hearing on Wednesday, "I would think twice about whether the environment is safe for her, not from the enemy, but from sexual assault from her fellow military members."

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