Hate Crime

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A crime committed against a member of a particular group, motivated by a prejudice against that particular group
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And it tosses a glaring spotlight on the recent surge of hate-crime attacks in L.
House of Representatives in September also passed some long-stalled legislation that would add gender identity--based attacks to the federal hate-crimes definition.
I'm very confident that a hate-crimes bill will pass by a very wide margin in the 108th Congress," Sen.
Shepard's death will galvanize Congress and state legislatures to pass hate-crime legislation to broaden existing laws," continued the piece, which included a supporting quote from Elizabeth Birch, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, a Washington-based gay lobby organization.
Senate was set to vote on the antigay Federal Marriage Amendment in July, it passed the hate-crimes provision.
Warner says he'll try to persuade his House colleagues not to drop the hate-crimes provision but adds that he won't allow the issue to impede passage of the military authorization measure.
States with hate-crimes laws that don't include protections based on sexual orientation
He has pitched the idea to Republican senators that "if you want to change your image, you should support hate-crimes legislation.
Senate majority leader, but they may have also opened the door for the passage of new civil rights protections, including an expanded hate-crimes law.
senator, Ashcroft was a vociferous opponent of hate-crimes legislation that included sexual orientation.
The typically pro-gay Religious Society of Friends--the Quaker church--surprised many gay men and lesbians on August 16, when its social justice activism arm, the American Friends Service Committee, took a strong stand against hate-crimes laws, calling them "seriously flawed.