Hate crimes legislation extended to cover glbt people, President Bush may veto

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“WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday to extend hate crimes legislation to add protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and those with gender identity issues in the same way that people are protected because of race or creed.

Democratic leaders called it a civil rights victory, but conservatives and some church leaders argued the bill gives gays special rights and threatens the free speech of clergy who preach that homosexuality is immoral.

The White House has already sent signals that President Bush will veto the bill if it passes the Senate; a statement from the Executive Office of the President called the legislation ‘unnecessary and constitutionally questionable.’”

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(Via DallasNews Religion.)

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1 Comment

  1. lkc says

    I am just have to remember that this is not a country in which ALL are treated equally (Created yes), and that if I get fed up enough, I can always go to South Africa as they actually have, in the new Constitution, comprehensive civil rights for EVERYONE.

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