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Law would extend hate crimes to cover gays

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Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:41 am | Updated: 3:02 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

WASHINGTON — Assaulting people because of their sexual orientation would become a federal hate crime in legislation the House is set to vote on Thursday. The bill would significantly expand the hate crimes law enacted in the days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.

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