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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Let's get back on track...

I was wondering what was holding this thing up.

Frank says trans issue stalled Senate hate bill:

This thing has been vetoed so many times by the Senate that I don't think anyone was expecting it to pass. But Congressman Barney Frank thinks that the clause about transgendered people is throwing the Senate into a real tizzy.

A hate crimes bill, which has passed the Senate three times before, is now stalled because of disagreements over extending specific protections for gender identity, according to Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

Gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says the inclusion of transgender language in a federal hate crimes bill is 'an obstacle' to passage in the Senate.
“The inclusion of the transgender provision is clearly holding up the bill in the Senate,” said Frank, who is gay. “It’s clear to me that the inclusion of transgender language is an obstacle.”

I don't think it's going to pass. But at least someone's trying, you know?


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