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Subject: Senate passed the new Hate Crimes bill
Date Posted: 9/29/2007 12:47 PM ET
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Senate Passage of Hate Crimes Bill Moves Bill Closer Than Ever To Becoming Law

WASHINGTON– In an historic step toward equality for GLBT Americans, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Matthew Shepard Act, which updates and expands the federal hate crimes laws to include bias motivated violence based on a victim’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, and disability, and provides new resources and tools to assist local law enforcement in prosecuting vicious crimes. ...

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Date Posted: 9/29/2007 1:01 PM ET
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The President has threatened to veto the legislation, calling it "unnecessary.


Funny, I feel the same way about him.

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Date Posted: 9/30/2007 7:58 AM ET
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Ditto what Charlie said.

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Date Posted: 9/30/2007 8:31 PM ET
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what a word

so many many things come to mind

the war

increase in crime

a shitty economy

being hated by all the countries that loved us 8 years ago

legislating a womans choice

bias motivated violence

only one type of legally recognized marriage

stop, my head hurts

so does my heart


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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 7:26 AM ET
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Yeah, I'd seriously like to veto the [female parental fornicator].

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 7:59 AM ET
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 [female parental fornicator].  LOL!!! I'll have to remember that one when I have the little guy around me! hehe :)

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