Sunday, April 26, 2009

'Hateful words' may be prosecutable

By Jim Brown - OneNewsNow A Democratic congresswoman's candid remarks in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday bolster the fears of Americans who are concerned they one day may be convicted of a "hate crime" for merely publicly expressing their opposition to homosexuality. The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act was reported out of the Judiciary Committee yesterday in the House. The bill, which is expected to face a vote in the full House on Wednesday, would add gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability to the list of protected categories under federal hate crimes law. [Continue reading]
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