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New Federal Hate Crimes Law

Clip: Season 13 | 3m 32s

Another gay rights issue that has divided people of faith is hate crime legislation. President Obama signed an expansion of the hate crime law that makes it a federal offense to attack people because of their sexual orientation. Some faith leaders welcomed the hate crime expansion, but others fear it would inhibit religious speech.

Aired: 10/30/09

Rating: NR

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