House includes Sexual Orientation in Hate Crimes Bill

 House Passes Gay Hate Crimes Bill
by Paul Johnson Washington Bureau Chief
Posted: September 14, 2005  6:00 pm ET

(Washington) The House of Representatives passed legislation late Wednesday afternoon to expand federal hate crimes laws to include gays, lesbians and the transgendered.  The measure received bipartisan support, passing on a 233 – 199 vote.

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