Obama Urges Bush to Sign Hate Crimes Bill

September 28, 2007 at 11:10 am 2 comments

Barack Obama made this statement yesterday urging President Bush to sign the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act:

This vote was about who we are as Americans and whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality. Those who commit hate crimes should be punished no matter whether those crimes are committed on account of race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Today’s vote is a victory for all of us in upholding basic rights and protections in this country. I urge the President to reconsider his veto threat and support this legislation. Passing this bill will help us live up to the principle that in this country, we treat all of our citizens with dignity and respect.

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Entry filed under: Advocacy, Barack Obama, George Bush, Hate Crimes, LGBT, Politics.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. phil_in_ny  |  September 29, 2007 at 7:01 am

    I have a feeling Bush ignore it as usual.

    Reply
  • 2. Bloggernista  |  September 29, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Unless we can get God to Bush on their special hotline, Bush will ignore this and any other thing important to LGBT people.

    Reply

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