Anti-gay crimes are hate crimes

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Author(s) Los Angeles Times editorial board
Source Los Angeles Times
Date May 13, 2007
Quotes-start.png "Adding sexual orientation to the definition of a hate crime makes sense whether or not one believes that acts of violence motivated by bias should be punished more severely than other violent crimes. This legislation deals not with penalties but with the allocation of resources in a way that recognizes that bias-fueled crimes exist." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should be passed on the topic Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.