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Hate Crimes Bill

Openly Gay Lawmaker Slams Pennsylvania For Not Protecting LGBT Citizens

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Every human deserves equal protection under the law. But, as one openly gay Pennsylvania lawmaker pointed out Tuesday, that is not the case for LGBT f...

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Well, here's how.

Jewish High Holidays: Time To Reflect And Stop Hate Crimes In America

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Ph.D.

It is appropriate that during this time the U.S. Senate will address ways in which all communities can flourish in America. In light of the recent and horrific hate violence, it is in solidarity that I welcome the U.S. Senate hearing on hate crimes and domestic extremism.

Disturbing New Report for Anti-LGBT Violence in 2009

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

The most marginalized parts of an already marginalized group like the LGBT community are being targeted in horrific numbers.

Obama Signs the Hate Crime Bill into Law! What's Next?

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul LeGendre

Today, President Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act, critical legislation that strengthens existing U.S. laws by extending federal hate crime protection.

Thank You, Mr. President, for Offering Us a Seat at the Table

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Thank you, Mr. President for taking this bold stand. Hopefully, love will win out and your message of civility for all will resound across the land.

Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he has been signing into law a slew of smaller...

Hate Crimes Bill Approved By Congress, Extends Protection To Gays

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the ...

Hate Crimes Bill Signed Into Law 11 Years After Matthew Shepard's Death

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama signed major civil rights legislation on Wednesday, making it a federal hate crime to assault people based on sexual orientation, gend...

Rep. Skelton To Rep. Akin: "Stick It Up Your Ass" (VIDEO)

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — Show me some civility, Republicans cried Friday after a Missouri congressman speaking on the House floor was caught on microphone ...

President Obama Signs Defense Bill With Hate Crimes Provision

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trumpeting a victory against careless spending, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill that kills some costly we...

Boehner Hate Crimes Position: Sexual Orientation A Choice But Religion Isn't

CBS News | Brian Montopoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, House Republican Leader John Boehner objected to House passage of a bill that would expand hate crime laws and make it a federal crime to a...

Oklahoma Republican Wants State To Opt-Out Of Hate Crimes Law

The Oklahoma Daily | Ricky Maranon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An Oklahoma state senator plans to offer a bill in the spring legislative session that would give the state of Oklahoma the power to opt out of federa...

Ending Hate Crime

Lee Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Fisher

I am heartened that Congress has finally passed a bill that would strengthen the ability of governments at all levels to investigate and prosecute hate crime.

Why the Right Wing is Losing the War Over LGBT Rights

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

What the right wing is confronting when it comes to many LGBT rights issues is the power of democracy. Elected officials are beginning to vote in ways that reflect the views of the majority of citizens on these matters.

Holder Pushes Hate Crime Bill in Wake of Recent Wave of Hate

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Hate has always been present. But the recent spike in violence against immigrants is being fanned by the flames of the anger and hateful rhetoric being voiced in the debate over immigration.

Will Matthew Shepard Rest In Peace?

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul LeGendre

We are calling on all Americans to join us in urging Senators to provide law enforcement with the tools they need to hold responsible those who commit these senseless acts of bias-motivated violence.

Concealed Carry: If You're Interested in Preventing Hate Crimes, Let's Stop them Before They Happen

Christopher Barron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Barron

If Congress wants to prevent violent hate crimes, they should pass legislation allowing men and women to carry a concealed weapon outside their home state: the truth is, law-abiding gun use saves lives.

Time for New Chuck Norris Jokes

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Weinberger

After reading Chuck Norris' two columns against hate crimes legislation, I think it's time for a new round of Chuck Norris jokes.

James Dobson Gives Up: "We Can't Stop Them"

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politically, James Dobson has surrendered. At least for the time being. Today, the Focus on the Family founder devotes his typically family-focused ra...

Jason Linkins

Democrats Accused Of Using Hate Crime Bill To Protect Pedophiles (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new, new thing in criticizing Hate Crimes legislation is to pretend that the Democrats have gone and given a whole bunch of special considerations...

Republican Political Hackery and the Hate Crimes Bill

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Why don't you want to protect religious people, Hannity? Why don't you want to protect disabled people, Limbaugh? Why don't you want to protect women, Congresswoman Foxx?

Ryan Grim

Talking Dirty: Congressman Reads Long List Of Sex Acts Not In Hate Crimes Bill (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) likely set a congressional record Thursday for the most sexual terms mentioned in one speech on the House floor. "I apo...