How the Reps. voted on the Mattew Shepard Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2009

In anticipation of the up coming July 15th senate vote in the regards to the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, I did some calling around to get a heads up on how the Reps. voted on this act.

Representitive John Mica opposed the current Hate Crimes Prevention Act, as well as did Representitive Adam Putnam. Lets take a glance at what they opposed as the Representitves voted on this bill prior to the up-coming July 15th senate vote.

Titled the Matthew Shepard Act (formerly know as the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007), this bill is an appropriate and measured response to the unrelenting and under-addressed problem of violent hate crimes committed against individuals based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability.

How would you vote?

The bill comes at a time in which violent Hate Crimes have been conducted and taken notice on a federal level in the regards to those that are homeless and gender compatable. Hate crimes have taken a new level of criminal activity as the motives are becoming more and more apparent of how some americans actually view certain aspects of what is to be normal american lifestyles.

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