April 02, 2006

Church played part in billís final outcome

The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, April 02, 2006

In March 2005, every Republican state senator in attendance voted to give victims a one-year window to sue for child sex abuse that occurred up to 35 years ago.

This past week, all but one Republican House member voted against the measure, targeted mainly at abusive Catholic priests.

There doesnít appear to be any single reason why members of the same party, meeting in chambers less than 50 yards apart, came to such starkly different conclusions about the controversial provision.

But when a last-minute attempt at a deal fell apart, House Republicans stripped the so-called "look-back" provision from the bill and got the Senate to reluctantly go along with it.

Posted by kshaw at April 2, 2006 09:45 AM