Hate Crimes to Include Crimes Against Homosexuals?
We've had federal hate crimes laws on the books since 1969, and they've never included crimes targeting victims because of their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Congress is about to consider a bill that would change that. It would also help underfunded law enforcement officials investigate and prosecute hate crimes.
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Here's something else that shocked us: one in six hate crimes are motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.
And the federal government can't even investigate most of these crimes or help bring the criminals to justice. That's outrageous!
In past years, right wing groups have blocked attempts to expand hate crimes laws. They're gearing up for another fight now, so we need to make sure our representatives do the right thing and support this landmark law.
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