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Gay rights groups push hate crime bill December 5, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Congress, Discriminate, Discrimination, Gay, Hate Crime, racism and discrimination, same-sex marriage.
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WASHINGTON – The gay-rights movement suffered a setback in last month’s midterm election when seven states passed initiatives banning same-sex marriage or domestic partnerships. But with Democrats about to take control of Congress, some of its other legislative goals appear within reach – including making violence against gays a hate crime and outlawing workplace discrimination.

With the realignment of the House and Senate next month, gay and lesbian groups say they are tantalizingly close to having enough votes to ensure passage of at least the hate crimes bill, and perhaps the discrimination measure, which once failed in the Senate by one vote.

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C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: The Eagle

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