Hate Crimes Vote: 60-39!

September 27, 2007 at 11:05 am 5 comments

UPDATE: See how members of the Senate voted here.

From HRC Backstory:

We just won the Senate cloture vote on the hate crimes legislation, 60-39. Seconds later, the Senate voted by voice vote to add the Kennedy-Smith hate crimes amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill.

HRC President Joe Solmonese had this to say:

For over a decade our community has worked tirelessly to ensure protections to combat violence motivated by hate and today we are the closest we have ever been to seeing that become a reality. Congress has taken an historic step forward and moved our country closer to the realization that all Americans, including the GLBT community, are part of the fabric of our nation. The new leadership in Congress fully understands that for too long our community has been terrorized by hate violence. And today, the US Senate has sent a clear message to every corner of our country that we will no longer turn a blind eye to anti-gay violence in America.


Entry filed under: Advocacy, Congress, Hate Crimes, LGBT, Politics.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Thomas Nikl  |  September 27, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Congress did something? I don’t believe you.

  • 2. Bloggernista  |  September 27, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Well, there is still more to do. The bill still has to survive a veto threat by Bush.

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  • 5. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang  |  February 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Speaking of hate crime(s):

    George W. Bush had been a hate-crime criminal.

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    George W. Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993



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