RECENT  POSTS:  » Oregon baker who refused same-sex wedding cake bakes for 'ex-gay' org » PFOX rebrands; into group play, seemingly » Audio: Listen to this ADF spinmeister and his anti-gay spin » Report: US District judge won't deny justice to gay Coloradans; might delay it, though » AFA to POTUS: End your 'love affair with homosexuality,' give anti-gay Christians entitlement instead » Congressional right wing's right-side-of-history whip count: 8–271 » NOM, Manhattan Declaration turn Unitarian's anti-slavery, anti-war into pro-discrimination anthem » Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera tease America's coming anti-gay street revolts » FRC writer: We're not all the same, 'gay agenda' is 'dangerous for the wellbeing of this nation' » NBC analyst Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

09/17/2009

Hatin' the waitin': This Halloween, will we finally get to go as 'one who's protected from bias crimes'?

by Jeremy Hooper

Kerry Eleveld has the skinny on hate crimes legislation, when we might see its principled passage, and what our side needs and wants to get stripped from the measure before it's placed under the prez's pen:

Democratic sources on the Hill say the Department of Defense reauthorization legislation to which the hate crimes measure is currently attached could reach the president’s desk as early as mid-to-late October.
...
HRC is still lobbying to strike some potentially harmful amendments made on the Senate floor by senators who are generally hostile to the bill

Hate Crimes On Track For Fall [Advocate]

The need-to-be-stripped language is a death penalty provision that Republican senator Jess Sessions attached to the bill for the purposes of derailing it. Here's sincerely hoping that by the time the House and Senate reconcile the bill, the only capital punishment that will ultimately surround the measure will involve a figurative smackdown of Sen. Sessions' opportunistic game playing underneath the Capitol's rotunda.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

You know, normally I'd give a little pushback to Sessions' one-upsmanship, but seeing as how I am supporting the viral California Marriage Protection Act - a much more clever (and admittedly less diabolical) game of one-upsmanship - I'm not sure if I want to inherit the hypocrite label just yet.

Posted by: Tommy | Sep 17, 2009 7:36:16 PM

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails