Breaking news: Hate crimes legislation passes House!

You can follow the debates via twitter, or see them live at C-SPAN here.
The hate crimes legislation is the Matthew Shepherd Act, description here.
There are some really hateful things being said by the legislators, including the suggestion that Matthew Shepherd’s death was not actually a hate crime motivated by his being gay. Absurd.
UPDATE: The bill passed the House (news via Twitter). Vote count: 249-175. News story via AP here.

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