Friday, September 28, 2007

NEWS: Federal Hate Crime Legislation Update

Yesterday, Senator Ted Kennedy issued a press release announcing the passage of The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.
This important legislation adds protection under the current law for people with disabilities. This bill was added as an amendment last evening to a military appropriations bill.

Vote for adoption of the amendment:
Yeas 60
Nays 39

Read the press release from Senator Ted Kennedy’s office:

Learn more about this legislation:

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