Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bush to veto bill redefining hate crimes

"Dubya" Bush is threatening to veto a bill[1] that would extend the definition of hate crimes to include crimes based on sexual orientation and gender. From the article:
Just two days after the second veto of George W. Bush's presidency, the White House has threatened a third.

This time it involves a bill that expands hate crime laws to include violent attacks against people because of their sexual orientation or gender, passed by the House Thursday on a 237-180 vote. Current law applies to acts of violence on the basis of race, religion, color or national origin.
The Whitehouse defends themselves saying that such laws already exist at the local level, but that is hardly an excuse. As if denying marriage to gays wasn't enough, the Bush administration doesn't even want to protect them from violence. Who cares if it exists at the local level, make it national; it's not like it will damage the legal system.

Footnote: [1] The page is a composite of multiple stories. Headline is: "House passes hate crimes bill that includes sexual orientation, gender."

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8:15 PM | Posted by mike | 1 comments posted below


The excuse from one of the religious right nuts is that it would limit freedom of religion by preventing them from speaking out. Excuse the profanity but Bush can go f*** himself.
By Blogger mike3k, at 5/03/2007 11:33:00 PM
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