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12/07/2011 09:58 am ET Updated Feb 06, 2012

Ricky Martin Speaks Out Against Puerto Rico's Hate-Crimes Law Excluding Gays

Singer Ricky Martin showed his disapproval of a move by Puerto Rico's Senate to amend the island's hate-crime law to eliminate protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

"I'm very sad about the turn the discussion on Criminal Law is taking in Puerto Rico that proposes the elimination of aggravating factors in cases where crimes are committed out of prejudice toward the victim," the openly gay star said on his Web site.

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