Congress Acts To Extend Hate Crimes To Cover Gays

Congress acts to extend hate crimes to cover gays

A House vote today put Congress on the verge of significantly expanding hate crimes law to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation. The legislation would bring major changes to law enacted in the days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.

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