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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Justice Department to obtain and publish data about hatecrimes committed across the country.
Spurning protests by Religious Right groups, the House of Representatives on May 3 passed legislation extending hatecrimes protections to people victimized because of their sexual orientation.
After the recent acquittal of a Georgia man on hatecrimes charges in the case of an apparent antigay attack at Atlanta's Morehouse College, some people are asking, What makes a hate crime?
Her campaign literature shows her to be squarely behind antidiscrimination and hatecrimes measures, AIDS funding, domestic partnerships, gays in the military, and granting immigration rights to foreign gay partners of U.