Congress Extends Hate Crime Protections To Gays

Congress extends hate crime protections to gays

Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved today and sent to President Barack Obama.

RELATED ARTICLES
  • Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’
    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran
    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
BING NEWS:
  • LCCR Legislative Priorities for 111th Congress
    We strongly urge the 111th Congress to pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crime Prevention Act ... Finally, a particularly draconian restriction extends all of these restrictions to the non-LSC funds ...
    06/8/2019 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • A plea to Congress to end gun violence: 'I will never forget that day. What I saw. What I did.' | Opinion
    We were presenting our projects on hate groups found on college campuses ... Gun violence ends thousands of American lives every year — it is a pervasive problem that extends well beyond high-profile ...
    02/6/2019 - 8:46 am | View Link
  • Trump asks U.S. Congress to prohibit late-term abortion
    Currently, laws governing late-term abortions vary state by state. Trump criticized a New York law enacted last month that provides strong abortion rights protections, including late-term abortions ...
    02/5/2019 - 2:22 pm | View Link
  • Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies
    It also requires public reporting of settlements, including identifying lawmakers who are personally liable, and extends protections to interns, fellows and other staff. "My message is quite clear: ...
    12/13/2018 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • New Bill in Congress Offers Police Similar Protections to Hate Crime Victims
    The organizations said the bill wrongly extends hate crimes protections to a group that ... And they called it superfluous in light of existing federal and state laws. “Hate crime protections are ...
    05/7/2018 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • More

 

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News