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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...

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...