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  • Latest Action: Apr 30, 2009 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on April 29, 2009, with a roll call of 249 ayes, 175 nays, and 10 not voting.

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  • 18% of users support H.R.1913

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  • H.R.1913 has been viewed 144,806 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill, previously introduced in Congress in 2007, seeks to expand upon the 1969 US federal hate-crime law by extending hate crime protections to bodily crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, in addition to the current protections for bodily crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion, and national origin. It would also codify and expand the funding and investigative capabilities of federal officials for aiding their local counterparts. This bill was adopted and signed into law as part of the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3326).

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill, previously introduced in Congress in 2007, seeks to expand upon the 1969 US federal hate-crime law by extending hate crime protections to bodily crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, in addition to the current protections for bodily crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion, and national origin. It would also codify and expand the funding and investigative capabilities of federal officials for aiding their local counterparts. This bill was adopted and signed into law as part of the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3326).

    Supporting Organizations

    • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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    • National Center for Transgender Equality

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    • Equality Florida

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    • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

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    • Jewish Council for Public Affairs

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    • Human Rights Campaign

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    • Anti-Defamation League

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    Opposing Organizations

    • American Family Association

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    • Family Research Council

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 13, 2009, by txlwyr - You'd be right if practicing their calling includes acts of violence. Moreover, it gives justifications under the commerce clause and the spending clause. There is no explicit restriction on speech of any kind. Nor does it discriminate against any religious group nor codify any religious ideal. Read it first, dude.

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      As noted by txlwyr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 13, 2009, "You'd be right if practicing their calling includes acts of violence. Moreover, it gives justifications under the commerce clause and the spending clause. There is no explicit restriction on speech of any kind. Nor does it discriminate against any religious group nor codify any religious ideal. Read it first, dude. "
    • On April 15, 2009, by GitNaware - No explicit restrictions on speech or thought... except that it calls it a hate crime and thus assumes that the law can interpret thoughts. My whole problem is that if it is a crime - prosecute the crime and not make standards based on whether there is "real or perceived" hate involved!

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      As noted by GitNaware, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 15, 2009, "No explicit restrictions on speech or thought... except that it calls it a hate crime and thus assumes that the law can interpret thoughts. My whole problem is that if it is a crime - prosecute the crime and not make standards based on whether there is "real or perceived" hate involved!"
    • On April 26, 2009, by prodriver8108 - I tend to agree. Why are we wasting are tax dollars over another bill when there seems to be enough laws to handle those that actually commit a crime. I don't agree with what everyone else says and I'm sure they don't agree with what I say. Does that mean we should be allowed to say it at all. What are we? A bunch of pansies...mama he called be a bad word. LOL Its laughable that grown men and women are actually seriously considering this in Congress.

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      As noted by prodriver8108, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 26, 2009, "I tend to agree. Why are we wasting are tax dollars over another bill when there seems to be enough laws to handle those that actually commit a crime. I don't agree with what everyone else says and I'm sure they don't agree with what I say. Does that mean we should be allowed to say it at all. What are we? A bunch of pansies...mama he called be a bad word. LOL Its laughable that grown men and women are actually seriously considering this in Congress. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Behold The Seven-Headed Romney's Confused Anti-Gay ... - December 13, 2011 by Daniel Villarreal - (aka The Matthew Shepard Act) – http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/show and http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2009/h/223 . Obama signed it. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @Reply Reply to this comment · Flag ...

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      As noted by Daniel Villarreal on December 13, 2011, "(aka The Matthew Shepard Act) – http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/show and http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2009/h/223 . Obama signed it. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @Reply Reply to this comment · Flag ..." (/url?q=http://www.queerty.com/behold-the-seven-headed-romneys-confused-anti-gay-utterances-20111213/&sa=U&ei=HANwT6irOYeC2wWq0YjxAQ&ved=0CEwQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNH1D6FhxQa1PTS9sarJo6rix-cgeA)
    • Behold The Seven-Headed Romney's Confused Anti-Gay ... - December 13, 2011 by Daniel Villarreal - (aka The Matthew Shepard Act) – http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/show and http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2009/h/223 . Obama signed it. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @Reply Reply to this comment · Flag ...

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      As noted by Daniel Villarreal on December 13, 2011, "(aka The Matthew Shepard Act) – http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/show and http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2009/h/223 . Obama signed it. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @Reply Reply to this comment · Flag ..." (/url?q=http://www.queerty.com/behold-the-seven-headed-romneys-confused-anti-gay-utterances-20111213/&sa=U&ei=DVxvT6moOLGpsAKM7fD-BQ&ved=0CEwQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNHQ5xEffLnOLy5MbQyNBZGd_Tb-WA)
    • Behold The Seven-Headed Romney's Confused Anti-Gay ... - December 13, 2011 by Daniel Villarreal - (aka The Matthew Shepard Act) – http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/show and http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2009/h/223 . Obama signed it. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @Reply Reply to this comment · Flag ...

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      As noted by Daniel Villarreal on December 13, 2011, "(aka The Matthew Shepard Act) – http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/show and http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2009/h/223 . Obama signed it. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @Reply Reply to this comment · Flag ..." (/url?q=http://www.queerty.com/behold-the-seven-headed-romneys-confused-anti-gay-utterances-20111213/&sa=U&ei=g7JuT-qzHYf0sQLOxMCCBg&ved=0CEwQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEo0R8ASKIalhDwP4BldaFgp8Qvsg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Herseth Sandlin Racks Up the Cash from Pelosi PAC - September 02, 2010 by Dakota Voice - ...American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus aka “porkulus” that came in at nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer spending)H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (another pro-homosexual bill)H.R.2346 Consumer Assistan

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      As noted by Dakota Voice on September 02, 2010, "...American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus aka “porkulus” that came in at nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer spending)H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (another pro-homosexual bill)H.R.2346 Consumer Assistan" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DakotaVoice/~3/Re474D8gg90/)
    • Herseth Sandlin Reflects South Dakota Values…NOT - July 11, 2010 by Dakota Voice - ...Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus aka “porkulus” that came in at nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer spending)H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (another pro-homosexual bill)H.R.2346 Consumer Assistance to Rec

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      As noted by Dakota Voice on July 11, 2010, "...Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus aka “porkulus” that came in at nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer spending)H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (another pro-homosexual bill)H.R.2346 Consumer Assistance to Rec" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DakotaVoice/~3/ZQ5tNPqn1Pc/)
    • - November 10, 2009 by Canada Free Press - I did the research and found that HR 1913 would be helpful to the victims and families of the Fort Hood incident of last week. ...

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      As noted by Canada Free Press on November 10, 2009, " I did the research and found that HR 1913 would be helpful to the victims and families of the Fort Hood incident of last week. ... " (http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16760)
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