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Leigh:
A bipartisan delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to introduce a bill on Thursday that would add sexual orientation, gender identity, gender and disability to existing federal hate crimes legislation.

  www.planetout.com/news/article.html?date=2005/05/24/2

4years:
I had to read it to have a clue.
An now that I do..
Ooo!!

;) Please pardon the (attempt at a) funny.

This does seem to be good news though, in more ways that one to be sure.

Given the current climate I’m a bit shocked they even acknowledge the existence of us.
I am pleasantly surprised.

Nyssa:
all I must say it i sa good step in the right direction if not a bit late.

Nyssa

Rose Dawson:

--- Quote from: Nyssa on May 25, 2005, 01:25:58 am ---all I must say it i sa good step in the right direction if not a bit late.

Nyssa

--- End quote ---

I agree with Nyssa. Yes, this is clearly a positive step for the GLBT community but why has it taken nearly four decades?

I am continually amazed at how our country boasts itself to be the 'land of the free.' How ironic to think that the those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and/or transsexual aren't as "free" as those who identify as "heterosexual."

Interesting to note, the Constitution of The Netherlands states,
--- Quote ---All persons in the Netherlands shall be treated equally in equal circumstances. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political opinion, race, or sex or on any other grounds whatsoever shall not be permitted
--- End quote ---

I most certainly don't want to seem like a disgrunteled US Citizen (as this is not the case) but I do think we're long overdue for a long hard look at our human rights policies.

Nyssa:

--- Quote from: Rose Dawson on May 25, 2005, 02:58:25 am ---I agree with Nyssa. Yes, this is clearly a positive step for the GLBT community but why has it taken nearly four decades?

I am continually amazed at how our country boasts itself to be the 'land of the free.' How ironic to think that the those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and/or transsexual aren't as "free" as those who identify as "heterosexual."

Interesting to note, the Constitution of The Netherlands states,
I most certainly don't want to seem like a disgrunteled US Citizen (as this is not the case) but I do think we're long overdue for a long hard look at our human rights policies.

--- End quote ---

Before we lost the 2nd archive I posted that peopel get hung up on words.
Some peopel say that the intent was that everyone should live free, while others
argue that only those that are named should be priviliged. If it meant everyone then everyone would have been listed. 

As soon as it becomes defined, some people ignore the intent and champion those named as the intent. People back up their view with their baises and justify it however.

Nyssa

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