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Times Are Changing, Even In Red States

Jim Burroway

May 8th, 2008

Pam Spaulding is passing on some very good news this morning. She learned that the Alabama House of Representatives passed the Hate Crimes Bill by a vote of 46 to 44, mostly along party lines. Similar legislation was defeated last year. Also passed unanimously was an anti-bullying measure.

The ultimate fate of these two bills remains uncertain as they now go to the Senate. But as Pam notes, this is huge progress.

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queerunity
May 8th, 2008 | LINK

that is very exciting indeed, times are changing, and its long overdue.

L. Junius Brutus
May 8th, 2008 | LINK

The Dems hold a 62 to 43 majority in the House and a 23 to 12 margin in the Senate, according to the 2006 election results. So it might not be that difficult in the Senate either. But the Governor will probably veto it, since he is a socially conservative Republican.

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