Concerned Women for America reports:
"Hate Crimes" legislation represents an overreach of the federal government into state authority. It would create second-class citizens and violate the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law.
On Thursday, June 25, the Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee hearing on the "hate crimes" legislation. Please call your Senators on the Judiciary Committee at 202-224-3121 and tell them to oppose "hate crimes" legislation because it is an unneeded power grab by the federal government and it subverts our national foundation of equal justice for all by granting special treatment to a class of citizens based on a perception of an individual's sexual preference.
It is also possible that "hate crimes" could be attached as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill like it was last Congress which would likely be voted on next week. It is important that you call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and ask them to oppose dangerous "hate crimes" legislation.