Friday, October 23, 2009

Hate Crime Bill Passes Senate 68-29, Mostly on Party Line Vote, Awaits Presidential Signature

Center Statement
The passage of this landmark law fills a critical void that existed with regard to assistance for local law enforcement and some victims. The sad fact is that for many years it appears federal and state enforcement in many jurisdictions actually declined. The Center has been there every step up of the way for many years with our wonderful partners in DC, because we find that a pluralistic society must counter those who target vulnerable people because of status. Anyone attacked for a variety of characteristics including sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability deserve our tolerance, respect and protection from the additional risk of hateful violence . Certain critics of the bill would do far more good for society if they were as aggressive with their tone of inclusion, as they are with finger pointing of sin.

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