Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Update: Federal Hate Crimes Legislation (gay amendment apparently dead this year)
civilrights.org ^ | May 8 06 | civilrights.org

Posted on 05/14/2006 10:29:00 AM PDT by churchillbuff

Update: Federal Hate Crimes Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2006

Late last week, on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Edward Kennedy asked for unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to consider sex-offender legislation, S. 1086, and that the Kennedy-Smith legislation be considered as an amendment to that bill. The presiding officer of the Senate, at the request of Majority Leader Senator Bill Frist, objected, thus apparently ending any chance for a Senate vote on hate crimes legislation in connection with S. 1086.

Statement by Eleanor (Eldie) Acheson, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:

"The prospects for a Senate hate crimes bill that its sponsors, Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Gordon Smith, intended to be fully inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were diminished on Thursday, May 4, when the Senate majority objected to Senator Kennedy's effort to bring the measure to the floor for a vote. The majority's blocking a chance for the Senate to vote for hate crimes protections was no doubt the intolerant and regrettable bidding of its extreme right-wing base.

"Despite this development, the 109th Congress has been a net gain in the campaign for federal hate crimes protection for the LGBT community. The strong bipartisan votes in the House of Representatives adding an explicitly transgender-inclusive hate crimes amendment to a crime bill, and then passing that crime bill as so amended, makes clear that the support and votes for a clearly inclusive measure are indeed there in the House, and we believe that the same is true in the Senate.

"And there is no question that the critical need for this legislation continues, as senators Kennedy and Smith have so eloquently and resolutely reminded us in their long and much appreciated leadership on this issue. We continue to hope and work for opportunities in the 109th Congress to advance fully inclusive hate crimes legislation."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 109th; gordonsmith; homosexualagenda; tedkennedy; thoughtpolice
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-25 last
To: CatQuilt

link...

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=%5CPolitics%5Carchive%5C200512/POL20051209c.html


21 posted on 05/14/2006 2:26:11 PM PDT by CatQuilt (GLSEN is evil)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Captain Kirk; CatQuilt; churchillbuff; Corin Stormhands
Exclusive: Sen. Allen Withdraws 'Hate Crimes' Support
22 posted on 05/14/2006 7:02:41 PM PDT by Ligeia (Help unseat Jim Moran: http://www.tomodonoghue.com/about.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Captain Kirk

Too bad about Sulu.


23 posted on 05/14/2006 7:28:33 PM PDT by DBeers ()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: churchillbuff; AFA-Michigan; AggieCPA; Agitate; AliVeritas; AllTheRage; An American In Dairyland; ..
Homosexual Agenda Ping!

If you oppose the homosexualization of society
-add yourself to the ping list!

To be included in or removed from the
HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA PING LIST,
please FReepMail either DBeers or DirtyHarryY2k.

Free Republic homosexual agenda keyword search
[ Add keyword = homosexualagenda to flag FR articles to this ping list ]

24 posted on 05/14/2006 7:29:15 PM PDT by DBeers ()
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CatQuilt

No I missed that. Apparently, his is not only unprincipled but indecisive.


25 posted on 05/14/2006 9:15:08 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-25 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson