Did your Congressman or Congresswoman vote for the Hate Crimes Bill?

The House voted 249-175 to pass the Matthew Shepard Act, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class against hate crimes. Why anyone would not want to protect people from hate crimes I will never know. While I don't agree with the anti-gay marriage folks, I do see why they are opposed. I don't, however, understand even the tiniest bit why anyone would not want to protect people from being hurt. Anyway... here's the full listof people who voted against the bill. I'm just going to list the states who had representatives vote against it. The count is 37 states had at least one person voting against, while 13 states fully supported the hate crimes bill. Among those states are Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts where gay marriage is legal. Some of the others? New Hampshire and Maine, both are in the midst of passing gay marriage laws. Stay tuned.
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