Bush to Veto Any Bill With Hate Crimes Language

August 8, 2007 at 6:15 am Leave a comment

Once again President Bush is showing his utter contempt for LGBT Americans by threatening to veto any bill including a defense authorization bill that contains language to add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing hate crimes legislation.

“The qualifications [in the bill] are so broad that virtually any crime involving a homosexual individual has potential to have hate crimes elements,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.

While Bush’s henchmen continue to spread lies and untruths about the hate crimes bill, more LGBT people become victims of hate crimes.

The hate crimes bill named after Matthew Shepard who was murdered nine years ago in Wyoming has been passed by the House of Representatives and is set to be debated by the Senate when Congress reconvenes in September. The bill’s lead Senate sponsor Ted kennedy has planned to attach the bill as an amendment to a Department of Defense funding bill that would give the hate crimes bill a better shot at becoming law. A majority of senators support the hate crimes bill, though not enough to override a presidential veto.

Bush strongly opposed hate crimes legislation when he was governor of Texas.

Every Democratic presidential candidate has pledged to sign the hate crimes bill into law if they become president.


Entry filed under: Advocacy, Conservatives, George Bush, Hate Crimes, LGBT, Politics, Republicans.

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