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Obama urges passage of hate crimes legislation

Filed By Ed Team | April 29, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Barack Obama, hate crimes against LGBT people, House of Representatives, Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act

"This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. I urge members on both sides of the aisle to act on this important civil rights issue by passing this legislation to protect all of our citizens from violent acts of intolerance - legislation that will enhance civil rights protections, while also protecting our freedom of speech and association. I also urge the Senate to work with my Administration to finalize this bill and to take swift action."

-- President Barack Obama in a statement released late Tuesday afternoon


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