Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hate Crimes Legislation Does NOT Penalize Speech

This article explains the hate crimes law and points out that it does nothing to prevent anyone from saying, for example, that they think homosexuality is wrong based on their beliefs.  That was one of the talking points the right used to demonize the law before and still after its passage, but it isn't true.  The law doesn't kick in until after a violent act has occurred.


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