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Obama inks defense bill with hate crimes provision

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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Obama inks defense bill with hate crimes provision


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In a major civil rights change, the law also makes it a federal hate crime to assault people based on sexual orientation.

The $680 billion bill authorizes spending but doesn't provide any actual dollars. Rather, it sets guidance that is typically followed by congressional committees that decide appropriations. Obama hailed it as a step toward ending needless military spending that he called "an affront to the American people and to our troops."

Still, the president did not win every fiscal fight. He acknowledged he was putting his name to a bill that still had waste.

The measure ex
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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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This just makes more of an excuse to put people in jail. Punch a gay, it's a hate crime, punch a white American, it's completely fair. Why do people get special rights if they are a minority? They should have the same rights, no more no less.

This law is going to be an easily abused law.

I'm not against gays, or any other group of people. I think we should stop using labels, and just be humans.

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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Today's $680B defense bill already being discussed on this thread...

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