This insanity of piggy-backing a sensible bill onto a frail one and duping the public needs to stop. If a bill cannot stand on its own, it should rightly fail. Sadly, I doubt the average citizen is aware of this.
As far as ‘hate’ crimes are concerned, anyone who harms another person by theft, murder, rape, burglary... it certainly isn’t done out of love. A person is filled with hate to even consider these things. Should Roman Polanski be tried for a hate crime??— after all, he DID sodomize an unwilling 13 year old girl and most of us solidly agree that in addition to being deranged and pedophilic, it was a very hateful act.
You have way too much common sense and clear thinking for today’s world.