NGLTF Applauds Passage by House Judiciary Committee of National Hate Crime Bill HR(1913)

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund applauds House Judiciary Committee passage of hate crimes legislation

WASHINGTON, April 23 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund applauds the House Judiciary Committee’s passage today of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913), which includes a key provision that would expand existing federal hate crimes law to include crimes motivated by actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. The measure has previously passed both chambers on several occasions. The Task Force has a long history in working to secure hate crimes protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Get more details here.

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