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NC Hate Crime Bill Introduced

By Maria Dominguez | Mar 12
A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) would expand state hate crime statutes to include crimes against individuals based on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability.

Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

By EDGE | Sep 23
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

FBI Director: Better Hate Crime Tracking Needed

Apr 29
State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can "fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it," FBI Director James Comey said Monday.

Ohio State Rep Pushes for Hate Crime Bill

By Matthew Wexler | Sep 29
As northeast Ohio prepares for Gay Games 9 next summer, one politician is introducing a bill that would make targeting someone because of his or her sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability a hate crime.

Chilean Hate-Crime Legislation Signed into Law

By Luis Andres | Jul 13
Chile’s president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body.

Nevada Lawmakers Strike Down Hate Crimes Bill

By Deb Weinstein | Apr 26
Nevada lawmakers on Monday, April 25, struck down a bill that would have added gender identity and expression to the state’s hate crimes law.

Obama keeps word on hate crime, but has yet to honor other promises to GLBTs

By Darlene Superville | Oct 30
Obama was keeping a campaign promise to gays and lesbians by putting his signature on a bill to include violence against gays in federal hate crimes law. Of several such commitments to gay and lesbian supporters, it’s the first one he’s kept. Other promises are either pending or stalled entirely, proving a source of continued dismay for gay and lesbian advocates who worked to help him get elected.

Christian Right Claims Hate Crime Law Will Ban Free Speech

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29
President Barack Obama’s historic signing of the firs federal law offering protections to GLB T people has been met with cries of warning from the Christian right that before long the government will use the law to suppress religious freedom of expression.

Congress extends hate crime protections to gays

By Jim Abrams | Oct 23
Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.

Italian Parliament Votes Down Gay Hate Crimes Bill

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15
The Italian Parliament killed a measure that would have extended bias crime protections to gays.

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