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Friday, October 23, 2009
President to Sign Hate Crime Legislation
The legislation makes it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill has passed the Senate and now moves on to President Obama’s desk to be signed.
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I am obviously SO very happy this bill has passed through the Senate, but it makes me wonder why our previous president threatened to veto similar measures to protect people. I feel as though this one is common sense folks. We could even leave sexual orientation completely out of the scenario and you would still have people being beaten and murdered. Of course there should be federal laws against this.