Letter to me from Rep. James R. Moran (D-Va-8th Dist) on Hate Crimes and GLBT Victims
Dear Mr. Boushka
Knowing of your interest in civil rights issues, I thought you would like to receive an update on a historic moment regarding the effort to prosecute hate crimes.
Based on FBI statistics, we know that biased crimes due to a person’s real or perceived sexual orientation consistently rank in the top three of all reported hate crimes. Clearly, not having this category of crimes qualify under Hate Crimes laws was an omission based on ignorance rather than reason. I am glad that enough Republicans understood this issue and chose to join the Democrats in protecting Americans from hate crimes.
On a related note, I am proud to have received a perfect
score from the Human Rights Campaign.for the 108%
Congress, voting for all eight measures considered vital to the goals of the
organization. I believe that
I invite you to visit my website at http://www.moran.house.gov that contains information on topics of interest and how to sign up for the Moran e-News which offers updates on important issues.
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